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In a city that can boast over 3,000 mosques, you could be forgiven for thinking that you might get bored at the sight of them. But with such variation, each mosque tells a story.
Overlooking the Golden Horn, the beautiful Süleymaniye Mosque is the city’s second largest. Built by the the famous Ottoman architect, Mimar Sinan, it’s an exceptional example of 16th century Ottoman architecture and also houses the tombs of Süleyman and his wife Haseki Hürrem.
There are places in the world that make you forget to breath.
It's not often I will go back to the same spot twice in 48 hours. This mosque (the Süleymaniye Mosque) was an exception to the rule. Not only did I go back twice, I spent a good four hours there the second time round.
The sheer beauty of this place had the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, it gave me butterflies in my tummy and sent chills down my spine. It was so astounding that I ended up parking myself on the floor of the mosque to sit and take it all in.