Architecture

A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Muradiye Mosque, Turkey)

A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Muradiye Mosque, Turkey)

Ottoman Sultan Murad II founded the Muradiye Mosque (Turkish: Muradiye Camii) on a hill northeast of the city that overlooks the palace grounds (Sarayiçi) to the northwest in 1435 (839 AH). It is an Ottoman mosque from the 15th century in Edirne, Turkey. The tiles that decorate the mihrab and th.....

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A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Grand Mosque of Bursa, Turkey)

A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Grand Mosque of Bursa, Turkey)

The Grand Mosque of Bursa (Turkish: Bursa Ulu Camii) one of the city’s oldest mosques, is situated near the markets in the heart of the old town. It is a historic mosque in the Turkish city of Bursa. The mosque was founded between 1396 and 1399 by Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I to commemorate his.....

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A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Yavuz Selim Mosque, Istanbul)

A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Yavuz Selim Mosque, Istanbul)

The Yavuz Selim Mosque, also known as the Selim I Mosque and the Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque (Turkish: Yavuz Selim Camii), is an Ottoman imperial mosque that overlooks the Golden Horn on Istanbul’s 5th Hill. It is a well-known landmark on the Istanbul skyline due to its size and location. The.....

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A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Turkey)

A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Turkey)

The Eyüp Sultan Mosque (Turkish: Eyüp Sultan Camii) is a very unique and holy mosque for the Islamic world; it is located in the district of Eyüp on Istanbul’s European side, near the Golden Horn, and outside the walls of Constantinople. The current structure dates from the early 19th ce.....

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A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Kalenderhane Mosque, Turkey)

A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Kalenderhane Mosque, Turkey)

Kalenderhane Mosque (Turkish: Kalenderhane Camii), like Hagia Sophia, Zeyrek Mosque (Pantokrator Monastery), and Fethiye Mosque, is a Byzantine church in Istanbul, Turkey, that was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453. (Pammakaristos Church). The church was.....

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Fasil Ghebbi, Ethiopia

Fasil Ghebbi, Ethiopia

The Fasil Ghebbi (Amharic: ፋሲል ግቢ) is situated in the Amhara National Regional State of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, in the North Gondar Administrative District. It is a fortress that was built by Emperor Fasilides in the 17th century and served as the residence of Ethio.....

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Çamlıca Mosque, Turkey

Çamlıca Mosque, Turkey

The Grand Çamlıca Mosque (Pronounced: Chamlija; Turkish: Büyük Çamlıca Camii), Turkey’s largest and most impressive mosque, is the product of the Turkish government’s desire to show off the country’s economic strength. It is an Islamic worship center that was completed and.....

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Chattel house – a small moveable wooden house

Chattel house – a small moveable wooden house

Chattel house is a movable wooden dwelling, usually set on a foundation of loose stones on rented land. It is a Barbadian term for a small moveable wooden house that working-class people would occupy. They were modest wooden buildings set on blocks so that they could be easily moved from one leas.....

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Tin Tabernacle – a type of prefabricated ecclesiastical building

Tin Tabernacle – a type of prefabricated ecclesiastical building

Tin tabernacle is a temporary church of galvanized iron erected by any denomination. It is also known as an iron church, is a type of prefabricated ecclesiastical building made from corrugated galvanized iron. The very rapid growth in urban population during the Victorian era caused a new wave of.....

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Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia

Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia

In the historic walled district of Medina, between Rue de la Kasbah and Rue el Farabi, the Great Mosque of Kairouan (Arabic: جامع القيروان الأكبر‎), also known as the Mosque of Uqba (جامع عقبة بن نافع), is located. It is a mosque located in Kairouan, Tunisia, a U.....

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Dyson sphere – a hypothetical megastructure

Dyson sphere – a hypothetical megastructure

A Dyson sphere is a theoretical mega-engineering project that encircles a star with platforms orbiting in tight formation. It is a hypothetical megastructure that completely encompasses a star and captures a large percentage of its power output. It is the ultimate solution for living space and en.....

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Domed City – a hypothetical structure

Domed City – a hypothetical structure

A domed city is a hypothetical structure that encloses a large urban area under a single roof. Domed cities were cities that were contained within a bio-dome. In most descriptions, the dome is airtight and pressurized, creating a habitat that can be controlled for air temperature, composition, an.....

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