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.

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22 thoughts on “The View of the Heavens

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

      1. 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?

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