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20-Jun-2012 Dick Osseman

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The interior of the Yeni Cami (also: Hamidiye Camii) – New Mosque, Mosque of Hamid (sultan Abdülhamid II).
Built at the beginning of the 20th century. The interior is decorated in Turkish (neo-)Rococo style.
On the picture: the mihrab and minber.

Mihrab = a semicircular niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca and hence the direction that Muslims should face when praying. The wall in which a mihrab appears is the "qibla wall."
Minber = a pulpit in the mosque where the imam (prayer leader) stands to deliver sermons.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: Website of ‘’ & Wikipedia.

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