Istanbul. Travels in photos

Historic and cultural sites, architecture, museums

Night Istanbul. Sultanahmet square (Sultanahmet Meydanı) and around

The Sultanahmet sqare (Sultanahmet Meydanı).

Night Istanbul. Sultanahmet square (Sultanahmet Meydanı)

The fountain in the center of the square, about which there is absolutely no information, even in Turkish.

Night Istanbul. The fountain in the Sultanahmet square

Aya Sofia (on the left) and Baths of Roxselana.

Night Istanbul. The fountain in the Sultanahmet square

Courtyard of Sultanahmet mosque (Sultanahmet Camii).

Night Istanbul. Courtyard of Sultanahmet mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)

At night the illuminated building has really bluish tint, while during the day the temple does not confirm  the popular name "Blue mosque".

Night Istanbul. The Sultanahmet mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)

The main gate of the Sultanahmet mosque.

Night Istanbul. The main gate of the Sultanahmet mosque

The Hippodrome sqare (At Meydanı), here since ancient times has been preserved of the Egyptian obelisks and the bronze Serpentine column..

Night Istanbul. Serpent column  (Yılanlı Sütun)

In the Park of Mehmet Akif Ersoy (Mehmet Akif Ersoy Parkı), which is close to Sultanahmet square from the West, is situated the small Firuz Aga mosque (Firuz Ağa Camii), built in 1491.

Night Istanbul. The Firuz Aga mosque (Firuz Ağa Camii)

Rounding Sophia left, I went to the Fountain of Ahmed III (III. Ahmet Çeşmesi, 1728г.), it is a masterpiece of Ottoman Rococo. Here was absolutely deserted, but the square and the streets around the fountain were drowned in the darkness.

Night Istanbul. The Fountain of Ahmed III (III. Ahmet Çeşmesi)