October 15, 2012
Inside the New Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. The New Mosque (Yeni Cami) began construction in 1597, but was not completed until 1663. It was started by the wife of Sultan Murat III, but when the sultan died, the next sultan, Ahmes I focused on another mosque leaving the New Mosque unfinished. When Hatice Turhan Sultan came to power, he requested the New Mosque be completed.