Photographer's Note

Pembe Kayalar (Pink Rocks) area, a place that has an impressive and interesting geological structure. Stones get firm when they are taken out of the water. Because of this feature these stones, after they were cut in rectangles by hand, were taken to Istanbul to be used in Sultanahmet Mosque in Ottoman Empire era.
Pembe kayalar mevkii, ilgin jeolojik yapıya sayip bir yer. Suyun iinde yumuşak olan kayalar ıkarıldıktan sonra sertleşmektedirler. Bu zelliklerden dolayı Osmanlı dneminde insan gcyle dikdrtgenler şeklinde kesilerek, deniz yoluyla Istanbul'a getirilmiş Sultanahmet Camii dahil bir ok caminin yapımında kullanılmıştır.

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Viewed: 1995
Points: 30
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Additional Photos by RECEP YUKSEL (recepyuksel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 839 W: 97 N: 415] (18640)
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