Monday, 7 November 2011

Impressions of the Kaleiçi Mosque in Kusadasi

This is our last holiday article of Kusadasi. From the ship, you see the minaret of the Kaleiçi mosque built in 1618. It is open for tourists but during prayer times only for Muslims. In the street you see decorated water sources for people to wash their hands and arms before praying. Unfortunately I could not enter the Mosque because I wore shorts. I will make sure this is not the case in the Emirates and Oman on one of our next trips.

Dit is ons laatste artikel van Kusadasi. Van op het schip, zie je de minaret van de Kaleiçi moskee die werd gebouwd in 1618. Deze is toegankelijk voor toeristen maar niet gedurende de gebedsuren wanneer enkel Moslims binnen mogen. Op straat zie je verschillende versierde waterbronnen voor het wassen van de handen en armen voor de start van het bidden. Spijtig dat we de moskee niet binnen konden daar we een short droegen. Dat zal niet meer gebeuren op onze trip naar de Emiraten en Oman..

Kaleiçi Mosque Kusadasi
Kaleiçi Mosque Kusadasi
Kaleiçi Mosque Kusadasi
Kaleiçi Mosque Kusadasi
Kaleiçi Mosque Kusadasi
Kaleiçi Mosque Kusadasi
Kaleiçi Mosque Kusadasi
Previous Kusadasi article: Visit the fish market of Kusadasi

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18 comments:

  1. Again, lovely photos! Nice to revisit with you a place in Turkey we went to.

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  2. How interesting. Turkey is a fascinating country.

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  3. 1618, it has come a long way till today.

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  4. What an interesting country! Great photos!

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  5. may all pray
    or not pray
    as conscience leads
    all over the world!


    Aloha from Honolulu

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  6. Last post? What's next ya? ^^

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  7. Wonderful pictures of Islamic motives ... very nicely photographed !

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  8. What gorgeous pictures! I love the colorful tiles that are on the kiosk! I guess that is one of the water sources. And the lovely work on the door.

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  9. Hoi Filip,
    Erg mooi hoor wat je hier weer laat zien. Vind vooral de laatste met het overzicht over de stad ook erg mooi. Prachtig dit soort beelden!!

    Groetjes, Marco

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  10. It looks a busy but interesting town. Thanks for taking us on tour.

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  11. After all I've visited in Turkey I didn't particularly like Kusadasi but I guess there's more to see now and your photos are just great.

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  12. also from me "bedankt voor de virtuel reis":-) I have never been to Turkey:-))is not that funny:-)
    so the rules for mosques and churches are similar, thats interesting!

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  13. Sehr schöne Aufnahmen...andere Kulturen sind immer spannend und interessant...vielen Dank fürs zeigen...
    LG: Karin

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  14. Nice shots. Interesting mosque too.

    Over here in Malaysia, even if you wear shorts, you may be able to enter certain mosque because the mosque provide robes for visitors to wear if they are not "appropriately" dressed. :)

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  15. The design and motives are very similar to what we have here in Malaysia. Yeah, just like lina said, here in Malaysia, they sometimes provide robes for visitors who are not attired to the rules.. We have many beautiful mosques here too..

    The photos you took are really beautiful Filip!

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  16. Wonderful impressions from Kusadasi. Beautiful details from the mosque.

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  18. What a fascinating and unique place this would be to visit! I had to look up where it even is... Have never heard of this place before

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