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Can someone help me identify these monuments in Istanbul?

Feb 11th, 2014, 11:31 PM
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Can someone help me identify these monuments in Istanbul?

Hi all,
I need some help in identifying some monuments in Istanbul. The link below will take you to 4 photographs posted on shutterfly. Hopefully the link works. Please let me know if it doesn't.

Pic 1: A view of two mosques, taken from Top Kapi.
Pic 2: A night view of a mosque, taken from Galata Tower. This mosque can also be easily seen from the Galata Bridge. There is a possibility that this mosque is the same one as the one on the right in Pic 1.
Pic 3: This picture was taken on a Bosphorous cruise. What is this monument?
Pic 4: This one too was taken on a Bosphorous cruise; does anyone know what it is?


http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...0IaNGLdsybsWEP


Thank you all in advance.
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Feb 12th, 2014, 05:31 AM
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#2 looks like Sulieman Camii.

#4 looks like Ciragan Kempinski.

#3 is too blurry.

#1 looks like Sulieman Camii and Yeni Camii.


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Feb 12th, 2014, 05:51 AM
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I don't think #4 is Ciragan Palace.

It is so hard to see your photos, they are so small and blurry.

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Feb 12th, 2014, 05:57 AM
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To see the photos in larger format:

Click on "view album"
Click on "detail view"

If you click on "play slideshow" you can see the photos full screen. They didn't look blurry to me.

Thin - too many martinis so early in the morning!
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Feb 12th, 2014, 06:04 AM
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http://www.transitionsabroad.com/lis...s-travel.shtml

3rd photo down: "exquisite summer palace" Not much help; maybe it has no name!
nice photos
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Feb 12th, 2014, 06:18 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion about the "detail view."

I now think #4 may be the Kucuksu Palas.

#3 is Fortress of Europe.

#2 now looks like Yeni Camii.

I was in Istanbul in July, 2005.

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Feb 12th, 2014, 06:35 AM
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Pics 1 & 2 are definitely the same place. Look at the surroundings and they are the same.

I think #3 is the Seven Towers or maybe the Rumeli Fortress. I thought #4 was the The Dolmabahçe Palace, but I'm not certain.
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Feb 12th, 2014, 06:55 AM
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Rumelihisari=Fortress of Europe.

#4 is definitely Kucuksu Palas.

There are photos on Trip Advisor.


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Feb 12th, 2014, 07:45 AM
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Pepper_van_snoot: Thanks for your help.

Pic #2 is definitely not Yeni Camii. The mosque in this pic is on the right side of the Galata bridge as you walk from Beyoglu to Eminonu; and further inland. While the Yeni Camii is slightly to the left of Galata Bridge and much much closer to the water. I was in Istanbul in November last year so its all still quite fresh in my mind. I"m thinking it could be the Sulemaniye Camii.

On the link that Sylvia3 provided, I found a picture very similar to my pic #3 and it was labelled Rumela Fortress which you confirmed too.
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Feb 12th, 2014, 07:46 AM
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adrienne:
Thanks for pointing Thin in the right direction
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Feb 12th, 2014, 07:56 AM
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sylvia3:
Thanks for the link. You're right, the third pic on that page is certainly the same monument in my pic#4.

The first pic on your link, identified as Rumeli Fortress is very similar to my pic #3 and Pepper_von_snoot has confirmed it so I guess that takes care of Pic #3.

Assuming that your "nice photos" comment was about my pics and not the ones on your link, thanks a lot . I've taken a lot of pictures on my visit to Turkey and am in the process of organizing them. When I'm done, maybe I'll post a link here for all to access them. I'm uncertain only because its a lot of pics like around 1200 or so.
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Feb 12th, 2014, 08:02 AM
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Rubicund: Thanks for your response.

Do you know the names of the mosques in Pics 1 and 2 ?

Pic #3 is confirmed to be Rumela Fortress based on the above posts.

Pic #4 is definitely not Dolmabahce Palace. I have many pictures of the palace so I feel quite sure about that. Plus, this pic was taken much further along the Bosphorous.
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Feb 12th, 2014, 09:39 AM
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Thin ıs correct about Pic. 4 it is Kucuksu Summer Chalet (or palace)

Number 2 is Suleymaniye Mosque, one of the major works of the master architect Sinan.
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Feb 12th, 2014, 01:30 PM
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Thanks, otherchelebi.


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Feb 12th, 2014, 07:50 PM
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1&2 - The mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent.

3 - Rumeli Fortress

4 - Kucuksu Palace

Istanbul is a beautiful place. I can't wait to visit it again.
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Feb 12th, 2014, 09:16 PM
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As other said, #2 is Suleymaniye Mosque, and I also think, as did mscleo, that the mosque to the left of picture #1 is also Suleymaniye -- the "tell" is the set of "chimneys" in front (i.e., on the side toward the Golden Horn).

From the map in my Rough Guide and a google search, I think the mosque to the right in #1 might be Fatih Camli, but that's really just a guess based on location and the features I could see on a relatively quick comparison.
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Feb 13th, 2014, 05:02 AM
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Thanks a lot folks. Based on your posts I am clear on pics 2,3, and 4.

In Pic 1 however there are two mosques. It appears that the one on the left is Sulemaniye Mosque but if anyone else can confirm, that would be great.

The second mosque ie the one on the right hasn't yet been identified "beyond reasonable doubt" - any help with that would be greatly appreciated.

thank you all so much
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Feb 14th, 2014, 07:35 PM
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Chimneys?

Those are minarets.


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Feb 14th, 2014, 07:48 PM
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No, Thin, not the minarets -- the patch of "chimneys" below the wall of the main grounds facing the Golden Horn, toward the Topkapi Palace. I think the chimneys one can see in these two photos were for the mosque's hamam, rather than it's soup kitchens, but I'm not positive about that.
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Feb 14th, 2014, 07:51 PM
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(Although I would add that the placement of the minarets is also a bit of a give-away...."
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