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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate_Chandeliers at Hagia Sophia

November 9, 2015

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.”

Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, “Holy Wisdom”; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey.

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From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935. [from Wikipedia]. When I was there in 2013, it was under renovation.

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2 comments

  1. Brings back some lovely memories for me…the whole place was amazing and perfect response for ornate💕


  2. Truly, a wonderful and amazing place!



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