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Hagia Sophia Museum,

Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history ...
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Hagia Sophia Museum,

Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It has also been called “the eighth wonder of the world” by East Roman Philon as far back as the 6th century. The current Hagia Sophia is the third construction, done in a different architectural style, even though it occupies the same location as the previous two. The original building was constructed by the most important architects of the period (527-565), Anthemios (Tralles) and Isidoros (Miletus), under the order of Emperor Justinianos. It is mentioned in the resources that during its construction period, the two prominent architects each had 100 architects working under them, who in turn had 100 workers each working under them.
It was used as a church for 916 years but, following the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Hagia Sophia was converted into mosque. Afterwards, it was used as a mosque for 482 years. Under the order of Atatürk and the decision of the Council of Ministers, Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935. Hagia Sophia is open for visit every day. The winter visiting hours for the Hagia Sophia are from 09.00 to 17.00, with the final entry being at 16.00. During the summer, the visiting hours are between 09.00 and 19.00, with the final entry being at 18.00. Passes are available at the box office in the museum.

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Coxman47
 
Coxman47 July 31, 2015
I really enjoy your wonderful work.
Frame49
 
Frame49 August 01, 2015
You have done well to capture this image. Quite a stunning space but with many challenges for a photographer. Nice shot.
parymich777
 
parymich777 August 01, 2015
What is this building and where does the staircase go?
gimaconstantin
gimaconstantin August 14, 2015
It is Hagia Sofia, in Istanbul, Turkey - museum nowadays. It is a former christian church built around 1500 years ago. Until begining of 1900's it was a mosque and now a museum.
rhiannonliker
rhiannonliker August 17, 2015
Stairway to heaven.
carlosramos
 
carlosramos August 20, 2015
Perfectly composed and photographed !
SorenMoorePhotography
 
SorenMoorePhotography August 28, 2015
Amazing mosque, amazing image.
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KendraKPK September 14, 2015
Fantastic image!!
CeylanKocak
 
CeylanKocak October 30, 2015
I know this place. very good picture.
KreativeKristie72
 
KreativeKristie72 November 07, 2015
I just studied about this in art history class. Your photograph is beautiful.
judithwatts
 
judithwatts March 08, 2017
It's wonderful, I have been many times.
ShaulKo1999
 
ShaulKo1999 Feb 15
Lens correction!

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