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.

Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (149)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (152)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (153)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (158)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (159)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (160)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (161)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (162)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (163)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (167)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (168)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (169)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (170)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (172)
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (174) - reconstruction
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Mosaics -Hagia Sophia mm (176)
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Mosque - Aya Sofia (164)
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Mosque - Aya Sofia (165)
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Karsten Duus