Hagia Sophia

Picture by ardas1968

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  • April 13, 2012
  • Nikon D5000
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
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  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro
  • File Format RAW
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13 Apr 19:10

Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople of the Western Crusader established Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.

13 Apr 19:16

Great image ... but it makes me sad that this once was a christian church in the Christian city of Constantinople. "Allahu akhbar" signs inside an old Christian church make me feel sick.

13 Apr 19:34

ditto Ruhri as an Eastern Orthodox guy

13 Apr 21:53

I´m so glad we agree.

13 Apr 22:48

Wow! What a building. You've captured some amazing detail.

13 Apr 23:58

Very Nice

23 May 14:31

no matter where it is... but nice job...

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