Aya Sofya or Haghia Sophia was the largest enclosed space in the world for almost a thousand years. It was erected during the reign of Emperor Justinian (532 - 537 A.D.), when the Byzantine Empire was at the height of its power and influence. The massive dome, which is the prominent architectural feature, has since often been used as a model for the design of Islamic mosques. Indeed, after the fall of Byzantium, the Hagia Sophia was converted into an Ottoman mosque. Today, the monument is a museum serving both Christians and Muslims. The importance and grandeur of this monument is so big that it was nominated as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Although it didn't win, it doesn't make it any less special.
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dokadak (11518) 2008-01-06 12:57
Amazing color, good light managmet... sharpness and frame is perfect...
ekinokswest (2994) 2008-05-04 9:03
you included all of the minarets and the reflections in good style. you were a bit unlucky the white lights sparkle too much especially the one in the middle is blocking the view. good one for a night photo.