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Re: What have the Ottomans ever done for us ?

Postby Kikapu » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:09 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:The Blue mosque copied the archetectural innovation of Ayia Sofia, namely the arch design to sustain the load of the roof without the need for columns in the middle However it was built what 1300 years later?! Just to satisfy some Sultan who wanted something bigger...

NB.The same principle is applied today in building big open space warehouses without any columns in the middle.


Totally agree on the Blue Mosque being replicated as a “cheap copy” of Asia Sofia, which was build right next to each other. For what reason other than inflated ego by some Sultan.
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Re: What have the Ottomans ever done for us ?

Postby Maximus » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:27 pm

Kikapu wrote:
Pyrpolizer wrote:The Blue mosque copied the archetectural innovation of Ayia Sofia, namely the arch design to sustain the load of the roof without the need for columns in the middle However it was built what 1300 years later?! Just to satisfy some Sultan who wanted something bigger...

NB.The same principle is applied today in building big open space warehouses without any columns in the middle.


Totally agree on the Blue Mosque being replicated as a “cheap copy” of Asia Sofia, which was build right next to each other. For what reason other than inflated ego by some Sultan.


Yeah, well Endorgan, the wannabe sultan has out done him.

He built a 1000 room palace for his primary residence, using tax payers money and gold plated 50 toilets.

I bet he wipes his ass with Turkish Liras, then hops on to the bidet. Combining a toilet and a bidet is a Turkish contraption of ingenuity worth mentioning. Although, they didnt invent either.
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