Photographer's Note

Leaded Mosque Complex
The morning after we arrived in Eskişehir, our first stop was Kurşunlu (Leaded) Mosque complex. This is a view of the western entrance to the complex.

Kurşunlu Mosque Complex is from the 16th century Ottoman period. It was built in 1517 by Çoban (Shepherd) Mustafa Pasha, one of the viziers of the Ottoman Empire. According to the foundation record found in the Topkapı Palace Museum Archive, all of the buildings in the Complex, with the exception of the Great Caravanserai, were built by the vizier Shepherd Mustafa Pasha between 1517-1525 and probably completed in 1525. The architect of Kurşunlu Complex is probably Acem Ali, who was the chief architect before Mimar Sinan. Acem (Persian) Ali (also known as Acem Alisi or Esir [Slave] Ali), whose real name is Alaeddin Ali Bey, is the first known architect in classical Ottoman architecture (1519-1537).

Nowadays, all buildings in the complex, except for the mosque, have been repurposed for artistic or touristic venues. The building on the left was the Aşevi (soup kitchen) of the complex, now a glass making studio (see WS photos).

Exif Data:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Software: Adobe Photoshop 23.4 (Macintosh)
Exposure Time: 1/1000
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 3800/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2022-07-26 04:56
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 1790 kb
GPS: 39.762814949104246, 30.5250574735969

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