Wandering Sultanahmet before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day sets in is the best way to experience the beauty of the Blue Mosque.
Stepping in to the Blue Mosque was like taking that one deep breath after involuntarily holding for too long. Istanbul’s city streets can become chaotic with crowds, and while the crowds flow in to the Blue Mosque alongside me I stopped feeling suppressed by them.
There is a dwarfing ambience from the cascading domes and miranets, with nearly every inch of interior covered in blue İznik tiles. The prayer space caters for a huge number of worshippers, but only a few were there during my visit in-between the call to prayer. The Blue Mosque (formally known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque) as well as the Topkapi are my personal favourite tourist experiences of Istanbul, both with a peaceful harmony that continues to sink in after leaving.
Jeans : Levis
Sunnies : Celine
Earrings : Zara
Jacket : Vintage
Shirt : TJ Maxx
Shoes : from the Bazzar