Turkey, Istanbul and the Lycian Coast - 2001

Friday, May 18

Mosaic

The Byzantine mosaics were painted over when the Hagia Sofia was a mosque.

Other Photos

Hagia Sofia 1The Hagia Sofia looks big from here.

Hagia Sofia 2But now you can see that it's immense. The scaffolding is for restoration work.

Intricate DetailThere are all sorts of intricate details.

CisternIstanbul's Underground Cistern, built in the fourth century.

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