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Istanbul at Selimiye Mosque boy in circumcision dress

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Most boys seem to be taken to the Eyüp Mosque when it's "Sünnet günü" or circumcision day, but this boys family had opted for the much more quiet and marvelously situated Selimiye Mosque. He was just leaving the mosque when I asked if I could take his picture, and I made several, first with just the "uniform", then with his mantle.

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Firas 10-Mar-2006 20:21
A great shot of this boy, with his expression and his traditional costume. The lighting and depth of field are also great. A link to your site was sent to me by a colleague from Istanbul because he knows that I am fond of photography and history, and because I loved Istanbul in my first visit to it.
Zane Paxton02-Jul-2004 06:43
Great shot!