Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia – Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, “Holy Wisdom”; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935. (Wikipedia)

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Kelly Lane, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Ceiling, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Detail, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Sterling, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Interior, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Jesus, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Fountain, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

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