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 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)