Inside the Hagia Sophia
Mon, 17 Aug 2020  ~  Istanbul, Turkey
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Inside the Hagia Sophia
, Monday, 17 August 2020 ~ Istanbul, Turkey
 
 
 

Just finished a New Yorker, the June 22 issue with George Floyd on the cover, which I found full of thoughtful articles. The history of ignored civil rights commissions. On the ground with the protesters in Minneapolis. The southern state prison system that could be mistaken for a plantation in the pre-civil-war American south. The year 2020 sure isn't making out to be the shiny new future I was expecting.

Speaking of being stuck in the past, today I'm looking at photos of a very old building in Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia was built in 537 and was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years. It has also been a mosque and a museum and is now a mosque again. It was a museum when these photos were taken. You can of course read about it on wikipedia.

 
 
 
Inside the Hagia Sophia      
This shot was taken with a wide angle lens, 11mm on APS-C. Still I wish I'd taken a panoramic set of photos that I could stitch together.
 
 
Inside the Hagia Sophia      
This shot was taken with a wide angle lens, 11mm on APS-C. Still I wish I'd taken a panoramic set of photos that I could stitch together.
 
 
Inside the Hagia Sophia      
This shot was taken with a wide angle lens, 11mm on APS-C. Still I wish I'd taken a panoramic set of photos that I could stitch together.
 
Kathy and Paul in Hagia Sophia      
 
 
Kathy and Paul in Hagia Sophia      
 
 
Kathy and Paul in Hagia Sophia      
 
Ceiling of Hafia Sophia      
 
 
Ceiling of Hafia Sophia      
 
 
Ceiling of Hafia Sophia      
 
Hagia Sophia      
The Hagia Sophia is a popular site to visit. There was a line at the entry gate and many people inside.
 
 
Hagia Sophia      
The Hagia Sophia is a popular site to visit. There was a line at the entry gate and many people inside.
 
 
Hagia Sophia      
The Hagia Sophia is a popular site to visit. There was a line at the entry gate and many people inside.
 
Hagia Sophia      
 
 
Hagia Sophia      
 
 
Hagia Sophia      
 
Checking out the history      
 
 
Checking out the history      
 
 
Checking out the history