Greetings from Istanbul. The pigeons of Sulan Bayezid's Mosque
[Original] Salut de Constantinople. Les pigeons du Sultan Bayasid Mosquee. Greetings from Constantinople. [end]
The Sultan Bayezid Mosque, made of white stone, is located on the banks of the Tunca River. Sultan Bayezid II laid its foundation stone near the end of the 15th century.
The Sultan Bayezid Mosque, designed by the great architect Hayreddin, is a premiere example of Ottoman Turkish architecture. This mosque has a large single dome above the prayer hall. There are almost a hundred smaller domes over the associated buildings of the mosque.
The original complex consisted of a hospital, college, baths (hamams), public kitchen, guest house and even a flour mill. The hospital played a significant role in curing mentally ill patients by using music therapy. Even aromatherapy (scent of flowers) was used for treatment, showing the foresight of the hospital administrators.