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Ortaköy, a nice place to visit in Istanbul. A good place to stop for tea or coffee, a snack or a meal, some boutique window-shopping or a rest.

The Bosphorus village of Ortaköy was a popular resort in the 19th century. Today, Ortaköy is a part of the metropolitan Istanbul, a fashionable place to live, winter or summer. Ortaköy lies just beneath the western pylone of the Bosphorus bridge, one of the two bridge that connect the European and Asian banks of Istanbul.

Ortaköy Mosque is situated at waterside of the Ortaköy Pier square, one of the most beautiful locations on the Bosphorus. Built by Sultan Abdülmecid its architect was Grabed Balyan, assisted by his son, Nikogos Balyan. The date of construction of the mosque is under debate; some scholars attribute its construction to 1853-1854, others to 1864. Designed in a neo- Baroque style, its wide, high windows let the ever-changing light reflections of the Bosphorus shine in the mosque.

written by azurblue


  1. stouf


    Magnificent ! The first one especially !

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  2. disdis


    I love your locations and I love your pictures! As always great review!

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  3. vicuna


    great turkish location! :))

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  4. mandi


    istanbul is a great city!

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  5. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-


    great...I have some istanbul shots to scan and add to one of your location but i hope that you're going to publish more places in Istanbul...It's a city full of beautiful spots

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  6. azurblue


    Thank you stouf, disdis vicuna, mandi and a-l-b-e-r-t-o- !

    I have more locations in store, I try to put them on line soon, but i'm lacking of time these days...

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  7. nural


    Lomographer Was Here! Nural

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