Saturday, 12 December 2009

Hagia Sophia

This building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 A.D. and was in fact the third church to occupy the site (the previous two had both been destroyed by riots). It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years.
Istanbul, Turkey

14 comments:

Joanne said...

ainda falta ir aqui... vamos ver 2010!

Jacob said...

I have read a lot about this church and site. But I've never seen a good photo of it until now. Gracias!

Turquoise Diaries said...

Good old Hagia Sophia.. Do you know that they have recently found new angel paintings there. I have posted about it on my blog..

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Intersting church... On the first glance I thought it's a masjid...

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Cezar and Léia said...

This is really one of Istanbul's highlights, ain't it? So much history at this site...
God bless you!
Cezar

Pooch Morning Glory said...

OMG, that is gorgeous ! what a great photo!
~laura

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Terrific info on this one Jose. Thanks.

Tinsie said...

I'd love to visit Hagia Sofia one day. Do you have any photos of the interior?

Dina said...

So b-i-g !

sultanahmet said...

Hagia Sophia is my dream building.
I will visit it.

Laurent said...

Certainly one of my next destination. i have not been to Istanbul yet.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful church and what a wonderful history.

AngelaCorrias said...

Beautiful Hagia Sophia and beautiful Istanbul. I've been there once for five days, what an experience!

ruma2008 said...

This temple is precious property of the human.