The Friday Photo #131 – Gaping at the Ayasofya

October 12, 2012 | The Friday Photo, Travel, Turkey | 1 Comment

The Ayasofya is incredible.  There is really no other word to describe it.

This enormous building in Istanbul is nearly 1500 years old.  It was the epitome of Byzantine architecture, the largest building in the world at the time, and the biggest cathedral in the world for nearly a millennium.

It has been variously an Orthodox basilica, a Catholic cathedral, an Islamic mosque and now a museum.

And when I walked through the enormous entrance doors, I just stood there and gaped.  The size, the majesty, the history simply blew my mind.

As far as I’m concerned, this building is one of the wonders of the world.  Go there, now.

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    Alex Heffron

    April 9, 2013

    It's a magnificent building. Same, I just stood there in awe for a few minutes looking up. It's breathtakingly beautiful and has an incredible history.

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