Friday, January 9, 2009

Following the Path

.. of golfman has been quite interesting, even if i've only been able to do it virtually ;)

He's in istanbul right now and in all probability has gone to check out a palestinian/israeli demonstration at beyazit mosque, near istanbul university. i cant help wishing i was there to share that experience..bak kata orang jauh berjalan luas pandangan. he did his solat jumaat there and sempat sempurnakan solat jenazah as well.

A little about Beyazit Mosque (Beyazid Camii), Istanbul.



Built from 1500 to 1505 under Sultan Beyazit II, the Beyazit Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Istanbul. It is located next to Istanbul University and the Grand Bazaar in the center of a large 16th-century complex that includes schools and other buildings.

Construction on the Beyazit Mosque began in 1501, overseen by architect Yakubsah Bin Sultan. The mosque was built over the ruins of the Forum of Tauri built by the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius. The pavement of the courtyard and the pillars of the ablutions fountain are reused materials from the Forum.

The Beyazit Mosque was completed in 1506. Sultan Beyazit II died in 1512 and was buried in the gardens with his family.

What to See
The mosque's architecture is inspired by the Byzantine Ayasofya
, with a central dome, semi-domes, and a central prayer area with galleries. The dome is 16.78 meters in diameter (the Hagia Sophia's is 31m). Other elements were inspired by the Faith Mosque, such as the buttresses and columns alongside the dome.

The mosque was once at the center of a large complex, including a school (medrese), kitchen, caravanserai, hamam, and soup kitchen for the poor. The soup kitchen and caravanserai, on the left of the mosque, now house the Beyazit State Library, while the former medrese houses a school of calligraphy.

Quick Facts
Type of site: Mosque
Dates: 1501-06
Architecture: Ottoman
Status: Active
Architect: Yakubsah Bin Sultan
Location: Yeniçeriler Cad., across from Beyazit tramway stop

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Moving on.. AI suddenly turned up yesterday much to my delight. his presence (as well as the rest of the kiddoes) somehow helps to ease the heartache that missing his father always brings me. seems that he has plenty of free time this final semester since he only has lectures on tuesday & wednesdays!!! weh, relax giler dowh... anak, kalau tak score memang takde excuse ;)

After work i'm going to launch my attack on the den... the boys' wardrobes & study tables are coming down by days end, come rain or shine (memang tengah ribut pun kat luar tu hehehe)!!!

Wish me luck.. i sure hope i wont be straining or spraining anything in the process, but then alhamdulillah AI's around to lend me a muscle or two ekekeh :D

Abe - good luck with the mill visit... hati2 ya and luvya always!!

Workout Log
AM - 3K/25 mins/tasik SA


momilo said...

Hmmmm .... tak terfikir nak volunteer jadi cik kak website administrator ke? I mean exsas punya. I think they are looking for capable people. I done my bit already, bidan terjun whatever. I think u sesuaiiii sangat heheh.

Justiffa said...

K/Has - one thing u hafta know about me.. i tend to procrastinate & have problems with consistency :( so tak bole la akak, sowie!!

Howz da cough? gone i hope :)