|UNESCO #356 - Süleymaniye, Istanbul - TURKEY|
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul - TURKEY - UNESCO #356
I've received two beautiful cards today from Turkey, another opportunity for dreaming with a land I'm so eager of visiting (maybe next Easter if all goes well). The first on shows the Mosque of Suleimon the Magnificent in Istanbul (my 3rd card from Istanbul... I guess I won't need to send any to myself!). Thank you very much Selim, I like your card very much.This postcard took 14 days to arrive!
With its strategic location on the Bosphorus peninsula between the Balkans and Anatolia, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, Istanbul has been associated with major political, religious and artistic events for more than 2,000 years. Its masterpieces include the ancient Hippodrome of Constantine, the 6th-century Hagia Sophia and the 16th-century Süleymaniye Mosque, all now under threat from population pressure, industrial pollution and uncontrolled urbanization.