November 26th, 2011. Edirne, Turkey. Work of an architect Mimar Sinan, 1490-1588 who was the chief Ottoman architect and civil engineer for sultans of that time. Here, completed in 1575, ablutions fountain in the courtyard of the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne is a UNESCO world heritage site since 2011. Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times.