City on a grain of salt. Tuzla means a place of salt and it lays on top of the salt lake. It is suspected it has been there for around 7000 years as one of the oldest places in Europe.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The oldest mosque in Tuzla "Turalibegova Dzamija"

"Turalibegova Dzamija" also known as "Poljska Dzamija" was built in 1572 has seen so many changes in the city and now it's getting new apparel herself!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polish Mosque? An intriguing name.

04 September, 2008 13:47  
Blogger Jazzy said...

hi Owen, thanks for stopping by!
to answer your question, the name 'poljska' is coming from the word 'polje' which means 'field'.
the mosque was built in the field so that's why it got the name 'Poljska'.

04 September, 2008 14:12  
Blogger Jule said...

Jazzy -
I visited Tuzla in may 2006.
I always enjoy your Daily Photos.
It's a pleasure to watch Tuzla grow into the city it should be.
Thanks for your work.

04 September, 2008 15:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jazzy. A more sensible explanation!

05 September, 2008 16:10  

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