Allah is most Great, Allah is most Great
I testify that there is no god but Allah
Echoes across the city as the Muslim faithful are called to afternoon prayer and during this time The Blue Mosque is closed to visitors.
Brought to Istanbul from Luxor Egypt, The Theodosius Obelisk was originally erected in front of Karnak Temple.
Photos from my visit to Karnak Temple at: http://dmbtraveler195.blogspot.com/2010/05/egypt-temple-of-karnak.html
I am wondering if this comes in my size until I learn the reason he is dressed this way. About seven years old, he is about to experience a rite of passage as a young Muslim.
Built between 1609 and 1619, The Blue Mosque is the only mosque with six minarets.