Monday, 12 August 2013

Dolmabahce Mosque helps injured people of protests, Istanbul

During our visit in Istanbul we saw some protest but nothing as extreme as what we see now on the television. The YouTube fragment below shows people receiving first aid in the Dolmabahce Mosque after the protests on the Taksim Square. We are surprised because this mosque is about 1,5 km always from the main protest area.

The feeling of serving and supporting people is completely in sink with our impressions of this mosque. The Imam and men working here were super friendly and even tolerant for some disrespectful visitors. They made some remarks but never got agitated.

The Dolmabahce Mosque is built in baroque style and completed in 1855. It is located close to the Dolmabahce Palace and has two giant minarets. The interior with its grand chandelier is fantastic. Let’s hope that peace will return soon to Istanbul and that it doesn’t escalate again after the Ramadan.

Tijdens ons bezoek aan Istanboel hebben we wel wat betogingen gezien maar niet zo extreem als nu op televisie. Het YouTube fragment hieronder toont gewonden die worden verzorgd in de Dolmabahce Moskee na protesten op het Taksimplein. We zijn hierover verrast daar de moskee toch op meer dan 1,5km van het betogingscentrum ligt.

Het gevoel van mensen dienen en helpen is volledig in lijn met onze waarnemingen toen we deze moskee bezochten. De Iman en mannen die hier werken waren super vriendelijk en zelfs tolerant voor bezoekers die zich misdroegen. Ze maakten wel een opmerking maar bleven kalm en beleefd. 

De Dolmabahce Moskee is gebouwd in de barok stijl en werd voltooid in 1855. Ze is gelegen naast het Dolmabahce paleis en valt op door twee reusachtige minaretten. Het interieur met zijn prachtige grote luster is fantastisch. Laat ons hopen dat de rust snel terug keert in Istanboel en dat we weer geen escalatie krijgen na de Ramadan. 
 
Dolmabahce Mosque Istanbul

Dolmabahce Mosque Istanbul

Dolmabahce Mosque Istanbul Chandelier

Dolmabahce Mosque Istanbul Chandelier

Dolmabahce Mosque Istanbul

Dolmabahce Mosque Istanbul

Dolmabahce Mosque Istanbul

Dolmabahce Mosque Istanbul

Dolmabahce Mosque Istanbul

Dolmabahce Mosque Istanbul

Video Dolmabahce Mosque helps injured people from protests, Istanbul
 
 
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9 comments:

  1. hoop geweldige foto's Filip in je Istanbul serie.
    Groetjes en fijne avond, Dietmut

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  2. This is really scary stuff! And being as you travel so much, I guess it is inevitable that you will run into things like this.

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  3. Wow, looks like you visited Istanbul quite often ya!

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  4. Fantastic chandelier in the mosque.

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  5. Lovely photos & a very nice Mosque including the Chandelier.
    They must be very passionate about their cause.

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  6. Lovely photos! Am glad that the mosque is a place for the injured to seek refuge...don't like the idea of violence but when it happens...at least there is a place for them to seek refuge.

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  7. What an absolutely incredible chandelier this is.

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  8. Also that is a pretty powerful video. Would not really want to be visiting when this occurred.

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