Tag Archives: mosque

  1. Defiance: Frisked before prayers


    Saturday 30 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Yesterday I took my son to the huge Kocatepe Mosque in downtown Ankara. It was his first time there, and …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate (I)


    Friday 06 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was something I took last Friday after prayers at the …
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  3. The Village Mosque


    Saturday 17 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Rural villages throughout Türkiye each have their mosque and small school. Pretty much the centre of life; the mosque is …
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  4. The village mosque


    Tuesday 04 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  5. Winter in Istanbul: A few more mosques


    Saturday 01 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Mosques are a personal favourite for me Partly it’s about the stunning architecture, partly because I go into them all, …
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  6. Winter in Istanbul: Famous mosques from afar


    Sunday 19 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    More grey skies from our winter trip to Istanbul… I’ve always had a fascination for mosques, dating back long before …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry (I)


    Friday 13 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the marvellous Kocatepe Mosque (pronounced koja-tep-e) in downtown Kızılay, Ankara, the capital …
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  8. Backstreets of Bodrum


    Saturday 24 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Still in Bodrum, the weekend adventure continued… After a mooch around the boatyard, marina, call it what you will, it …
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  9. Call to Prayer… Mk II


    Thursday 02 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is a follow-up post for all my friends in the west who asked to hear the sound of a …
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  10. Call to Prayer


    Tuesday 19 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    For all my friends in the west who have asked to hear the sound of a genuine ezan, or call …
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