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It's a gasper alright, when you first walk into this amazing space. You can see some of the blue tiles that give the mosque its name. The lighting is interesting too, all those bulbs hung from individual strings throughout the mosque.

From wiki (ok, I couldn't resist and I didn't know this): "After the Peace of Zsitvatorok and the unfavourable result of the wars with Persia, Sultan Ahmed I decided to build a large mosque in Istanbul to placate Allah." I had read in another source that he just wanted to make something more grand than the Aya Sofya.
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