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I have made this capture two weeks ago in the court of the famous Süleymaniye Mosque of Istanbul.
A masterwork of the great Ottoman architect Sinan.

Sinan is considered the greatest Ottoman architect of the Ottoman Empire's Architectural heritage. It is generally assumed that Sinan was born in the year 1490. It is also assumed that he spent his youth in the village of Agirnas near Kayseri until conscription (devsirme) to the "masters of carpenters". At age 22, Sinan is then recruited into the Corps of Ottoman Standing Troops (Janissary). During this military tour he travels widely throughout the empire, as far as Baghdad, Damascus, Persia and Egypt. In his own words he informs us about his observations:
"I saw the monuments, the great ancient remains. From every ruin I learned, from every building I absorbed something."

This cute little girl was -seemingly- tired of long walkings with her father and was taking a short rest, while her father was busy with his cellphone.

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