Saturday, May 30, 2009

Beyşehir, Turkey

Well worth the day trip is the Eşrefoğlu Camii, a medieval mosque built of cedar wood in the lakeshore town of Beyşehir.

Originally the roof was open and snow would fall into a pool in the center of the hall, allowing the wood to absorb moisture.

The structure of the Mukarnas at the top of each column reflects the sound and allows for good acoustics.
Local women, peddling their wares outside the mosque.

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