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…
22 thoughts on “The View of the Heavens”
Beautiful! Would love to see it for myself one day.
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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!
What a stunning photograph.
Fantastic.I visit it a few years ago.
So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful. Thanks for recommending the high-res view.
^ What they all said. <3
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.
Great all encompassing shot that has really captured the colours, texture and detail. What lens did you use?
Hi, I use Nikon 14-24 lens a lot and this was taken with that lens.
Thanks very much. I have a Nikon 17-35 – it would be interesting to see how much wider yours is; 3mm doesn’t sound a lot but it can be surprising! Any idea on the difference?
thanks all for stopping by!
Beautiful! Gorgeous detail and colors, thank you for sharing. I’d love to see it myself some day!
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Considering from the Arabic writing, this is now a Mosque..such a lovely shot.
Beautiful photo. Love the symmetry!