The View of the Heavens

Hagia Sophia is beautiful place to visit, and by the way you don’t have to wear pants or cover your shoulders to visit it. We thought that we had to and went back to hotel to get the right attire before going to see it. Wearing pants in the middle of July in Istanbul is not the most pleasant experience. Imagine my surprise when I learned that Hagia Sophia is not active mosque anymore and it is tourist attraction, you have to buy a ticket to get in (not cheap one either), so you can pretty much wear whatever you feel comfortable in.

This photo is better viewed in higher resolution, all those details are pretty cool, just click on it…

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22 Responses to The View of the Heavens

  1. Kathryn says:

    Beautiful! Would love to see it for myself one day.

  2. Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
    This building is in Istanbul and has been a Jewish Temple, a Catherdral, a mosque and is now a Catherdral. From what I have studied it is most breath taking. I thought everyone should have this glimpse!

  3. What a stunning photograph.

  4. natuurfreak says:

    Fantastic.I visit it a few years ago.

  5. basildonkitchens says:

    So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Nia Simone says:

    Beautiful. Thanks for recommending the high-res view.

  7. Ruby Canoe says:

    ^ What they all said. ❤

  8. Lori D says:

    I live in HOT Florida, and when I see muslim women completely covered up here, I don’t know how they can stand it. They have to live that way in the hot middle east countries all the time. Beautiful photo, as usual.

  9. kelihasablog says:

    It’s beautiful…..

  10. Great all encompassing shot that has really captured the colours, texture and detail. What lens did you use?

  11. Dmitrii says:

    thanks all for stopping by!

  12. Tina says:

    Beautiful! Gorgeous detail and colors, thank you for sharing. I’d love to see it myself some day!

  13. turkischland says:


  14. zieana85 says:

    Considering from the Arabic writing, this is now a Mosque..such a lovely shot.

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  16. Vahagn says:

    Beautiful photo. Love the symmetry!

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