Hagia Sophia view from Suleymaniye Mosque
Hagia Sophia is considered a unique monument in world architecture, and it’s magnificence and functionality has been a good example in construction of countless Ottoman mosques.
Hagia Sophia with its exceptional history constitutes a synthesis between east and west. This monument is one of the wonders of the world that has remained intact until the present day. One can find many attractions in Hagia Sophia – interesting forms of Byzantine architecture, mosaics of the Christian period as well as structures added during the Ottoman era.
Hagia Sophia has been a Christian place of worship for 916 years, then converted into a mosque and served Muslims for 481 years. Hagia Sophia Museum was opened in 1935 and ever since it has been attracting thousands of visitors every year.
According to Byzantine historians (Theophanes, Nikephoros, Grammarian Leon) the first building of Hagia Sophia church was established during the reign of Constantius I (324 – 337 AD). It was a basilica with a wooden roof, and it was burned down during a revolt. Nowadays there is no evidence of this structure.
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Tibetix (0) 2005-05-20 7:56
Ayasofya'yı bu açıdan ilk defa görüyorum. Bütün muhteşemliğini ortaya koyan nefis bir çalışma olmuş. Emeğine sağlık Yılmaz, tebrikler... Cengiz.
erbiloguz (922) 2005-05-20 12:40
Ayasofyayi hic bu acidan gormemistim. Keske bir vinc sizi yukseltseydide minarelerde denizin maviliginde aciga ciksaydi. Kiremitlerin ve denizin rengi cok guzel. Kutlarim..
abozdemir (406) 2005-05-20 13:11
Çok sevdiğim yerleri farklı açılardan gösterdiğiniz için teşekkür ederim.
İnşallah yakın zamanda oralara gitmek nasip olur.
YavuzA (357) 2005-05-22 14:39
Degisik bir aci. Ilk defa görüyorum Ayasofya'yi bu acidan. Tesekkürler
saliha (27) 2005-05-31 12:11
Çok değişik bir açıdana görüntülemişsiniz.
Felip (3907) 2008-08-22 23:27
Splendid view of Ayasofia with the Halic behind. Good composition and better light management. Good job
- Copyright: YILMAZ TUFAN (twofun) (1480)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Historical structure of Istanbul [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-20 7:34
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