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Feb 14th, 2014, 09:05 PM
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Oh, so sorry.

From looking at a map and the position of the mosque in photo #1, if the mosque in the foreground is Sulieman Camii then the mosque in the background has to be Fatih Camii.

I don't see how it could be anything else.

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Feb 14th, 2014, 09:13 PM
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Yes, that's what I thought, but I'm no expert, and I've certainly dealt with mistaken maps before! Maybe otherchelebi will weigh in on that mosque to the left of photo # 1.
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Feb 14th, 2014, 09:21 PM
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oops -- I meant the mosque to the RIGHT of photo # 1, the one the is "left" for unambiguous identification. ;-)
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Feb 15th, 2014, 01:48 AM
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You're leadıng me on to go and have a look.

However, ı am at Iznik now and will be back in Istanbul Tuesday for my first graduate seminar of the Spring semester and can do that only at that time. Will report.
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Feb 15th, 2014, 05:46 AM
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kja, Thin and otherchelebi,

Thanks so much for your active interest in sorting this out. I appreciate your posts.

Is Fatih Mosque the one on Divan Yolu Caddesi very close to the Sultahmet Tram station? If it is then I doubt that the mosque on the right in Pic #1 is Fatih Mosque. Fatih Mosque appeared smaller to me than the one we're trying to identify.

Could it be Rustem Pasha?

I'm going to post another pic of the view from Galata Tower which may help to get a sense of the area south of Golden Horn. Please have a look when you can, using the link in the first post.
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Feb 15th, 2014, 06:09 AM
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Update: Sorry, the link in the first post will not show you the newly added pics.

Try this one instead:

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...0IaNGLdsybsWEe
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Feb 15th, 2014, 07:16 AM
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I'm going to take a try at the photos!

#1 - Suleymaniye Mosque to the left, Sehzade (aka Prince's) Mosque to the right;
#2 - Suleymaniye Mosque;
#3 - Rumelian Castle/fortress; and
#4 - Beylerbeyi Palace
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Feb 15th, 2014, 07:20 AM
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Oops - no - #4 Kucuksu Palace!
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Feb 15th, 2014, 07:36 AM
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Thanks Otherchelebi.

Keith and I will wave at Fetullah Gulen for you when we see him at the Olive Garden restaurant.

He lives near us.

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Feb 15th, 2014, 08:30 AM
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Thanks Janetd5 !
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