November 26th, 2011. Istanbul, Turkey. Work of an architect Mimar Sinan, 1490-1588 who was the chief Ottoman architect and civil engineer for sultans of that time. Here, under a heavy overhanging porch, women putting on shoes after a prayer. Completed in 1548, Mihrimah Sultan Mosque in Uskudar. Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times.