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Goharshad Turquoise Mosque vs. Suleymaniye Mosque

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    Posted: 31-Oct-2007 at 17:46
Goharshad Turquoise Mosque (the largest four-terraced mosque in Iran)

Turquoise is a semi-precious stone, typically opaque and of a greenish-blue colour.

Suleymaniye Mosque (the largest and the most beautiful of all imperial mosques in Istanbul)



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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Oct-2007 at 19:03
While they are both very stunning, I have always fancied the Suleymaniye Mosque. 
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  Quote erkut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Oct-2007 at 22:15
İ prefer Sleymaniye, because it looks more simple than Turquoise.
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  Quote Seko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Nov-2007 at 13:45
I'm going with the Turquoise mosque. Aesthetically looks impressive.
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  Quote Gun Powder Ma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Jun-2010 at 18:11
Suleymaniye, as all Turkish mosques, is basically a Greek Orthodox church with minarets, while the Roman connection is far less certain in Iranian mosques. Both are certainly great buildings in their own right. 
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  Quote Baal Melqart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2011 at 15:23
I prefer the Suleymaniye. Although it is not as extensively embelished on the outside as the Goharshad mosque and it lacks that beautiful turquoise colour. But then again it looks very imposing when you look at it from far away and works well with its environment. I also prefer its structure of composed of many domes of varying sizes. What is more fascinating is the brightly coloured inside when you look at the inside of the dome.


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  Quote OwenD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Oct-2015 at 20:04
Wow, these are gorgeous! Wish we could do stuff like that with Larimar.

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