pashas mosque

Interior of Osman-pasha mosque in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, possibly 1980′s. 

The mosque was built in 1726 on the authority of Osman-pasha Resulbegović, a Bosniak from a noble family originally from Herceg-Novi (today in Montenegro). 

In 1993 this mosque, together will all the rest in the city, was destroyed to the ground by the Serb Army. It was reconstructed and reopened in 2005 by Trebinje’s exiled Muslim community. 


throne room in the golden kingdom or in elysion, probably the latter due to the sanctity of the ceremony

@fadesinthesun just sent me this pic, which is from Turkey… which, if you’ll recall, is also the country Mt. Latmos is in. Where the IRL Tomb of Endymion is. But this ceiling is from a particular mosque in Istanbul:  

The Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque is an Ottoman mosque located in the Kadirga neighborhood of the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. Groundbreaking in 1571. Given the architecture of everything, and the technology available in ground-side riot shots from Beryl’s rabble-rousing, the GK appears to be late-period pre-Industrial-Revolution with magic instead of gunpowder.  

Also the scenes from Beryl stalking Endy as a teenager are pretty clearly meant to evoke Versailles. I LOVE THE MISHMASH OF ARCHITECTURE. I LOVE EARTH OK.  


“The stunning Sinan Pasha Mosque in Prizren, Kosovo, designed by the famed Ottoman architect Sinan and built in 1615. Local legend says that bits and pieces of a nearby Orthodox monastery that had been abandoned before the arrival of the Ottomans were collected to be used in the mosque’s construction.  In the mosque there is a large open women’s balcony on top, but when the bottom wasn’t full it was also common for women to pray on the bottom as well, even at the front as the 1st photo shows.” Photos by Alex Shams  


The Ioannina Castle is the fortified old town of the city of Ioannina in  Greece. The present fortification dates largely to the reconstruction under Ali Pasha in the late Ottoman period, but incorporates also pre-existing Byzantine and ancient Greek elements.

1. Wall and clock tower at the main gate of the Ioannina Castle

2. The Aslan pasha Mosque seen from the lake

3. Ottoman library

4. Ruins of the Ottoman Bath

5. The Soufari Sarai (“horsemen’s palace”) cavalry barracks. It has been restored, and is used by the State Archives.

6. Ruins of Ali Pasha’s palace, with the Tower of Bohemond

7. The so-called Treasury (right) and the Church of the Holy Unmercenaries (left)

More about the castle’s history