Jul 2, 2011


Signs of time

Disappeared paintings and ceiling colors. Nevertheless it was beautiful.

Hagia Sophia ( St. Sophia, or Aya Sofya) is a former Orthodox basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. It was built in 532 as a church and was a mosque from 1453 until 1931. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935 and is museum ever since.


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Istanbul is a very busy town, even early mornings !


YTSL said...

Welcome back to Photo Hunting, Gattina. And agree the Istanbul is a busy town -- the area around the waters especially!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Gattina!
I'm enchanted by your pictures, this trip was very very special indeed, I'm so happy for you.Beautiful paintings, a treasure!

MaR said...

Istanbul is fascinating and very busy! I have never seen such large crows, all over the city!. Happy weekend, Gattina!


imac said...

Tis beautiful Gattina, wonder what it looked like when fist built.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Hi, Gattina. That's a really interesting interpretation of the topic, and the pictures are really intriguing! Turkey is one place I'd really like to visit and probably never will. Thanks for showing us some of it!

Alice Audrey said...

Yep, there's plenty of people there.

Mine is here.

Kim, USA said...

It is beautiful and good to know that they make this place as a museum now. Somehow this place is being kept up. Happy weekend!


peppylady (Dora) said...

I could see Turkey being busy.

Coffee is on.

Jama said...

Totally a different idea on the RR's take but I like it. It's fun to see a different perspective from different people.