Aya Sofia / Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

First Church, then Mosque now Museum

Location: Istanbul. Finished in 537 under the rule of Emperor Justinian. Biggest church in christianity untill 1453 when it was converted into a mosque under the Ottoman rule. In 1934 Atatürk made the building a museum.

Interior - central dome - Hagia Sophia (112)
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Interior - central dome - Hagia Sophia (113)
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Interior - central dome - Hagia Sophia (114)
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Interior - Hagia Sophia south (105)
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Interior - Hagia Sophia south (106)
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Interior - Hagia Sophia - north (106)
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Interior - Hagia Sophia - north (107)
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Interior - Hagia Sophia - north-west (110)
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Interior - Hagia Sophia - north-west (111)
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Interior - Hagia Sophia - north-west(120)
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Interior - Hagia Sophia - south-east (123)
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Interior - half dome - Hagia Sophia - north (119)
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Interior - half dome - Hagia Sophia - south (117)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia - photograhs (142)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia - photograhs (143)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia - photograhs (145)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (140)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (148)
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