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Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 December 27.
General view of Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 May 24.
Sacred Heart Cathedral (Katedrala Srca Isusova). It is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The building is in the Neo-Gothic style, with Romanesque Revival elements; architect Josip Vancaš modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris. Work began on 25 August 1884, and was completed in August 1889. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07.
Dome of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) on a snowy day. Istanbul, Turkey. 2015 January 08.
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) on a snowy day. Istanbul, Turkey. 2015 January 08.
Located at the east end of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii), at a high point in the apse, it depicts Virgin Mary sitting on a backless throne decorated with jewels, and holding child Christ on her lap. On 29 March 867, patriarch Photius inaugurated the mosaic.
The Mihrab of the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) renovated in the 19th century is a marble example having a polygonal alcove decorated with a decorative figure of the sun and stars covered by a half-domed mesh. Plenty of gilts are used in the mihrab encircled by a wide border decorated with acanthus leafs with convoluted branches and it has an imposing cap stone.
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica(church), later an imperial mosque. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of Orthodox Christianity converted into a...
Minbar is at right hand side of the mihrab in Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) and build in the period of Sultan Murad III. It is one of the best marble workmanship of 16th century Ottoman era.
The Mihrab of the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) renovated in the 19th century is a marble example having a polygonal alcove decorated with a decorative figure of the sun and stars covered by a half-domed mesh. Plenty of gilts are used in the mihrab encircled by a wide border decorated with acanthus leafs with convoluted branches and it has an imposing cap stone.
In the centre of the quarter dome is the figure of Virgin Mary (Theotokos) seated on a throne with jewelled cushions, holding baby Jesus. This mosaic is significant as it is the first figured mosaic created following the iconoclasm period of Hagia Sophia. The mosaic dates back to the 9th century.
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Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica(church), later an imperial mosque. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of Orthodox Christianity converted into a...
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
Mahmud I who reigned between 1730- 1754, gave strong interest in Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). He ordered repairs, and also he added a library, a fountain, a kitchen to serve food for poor and a school for children to Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). One of the most significant annexes to the structure is the library built by Sultan Mahmud I at 1739 between the two buttresses on the south of the structure. The library is located on the first floor of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) at the southern aisle.
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica(church), later an imperial mosque. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire.
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica(church), later an imperial mosque. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of Orthodox Christianity converted into a...
Apse mosaic of the Virgin and Child. In the centre of the quarter dome is the figure of Virgin Mary (Theotokos) seated on a throne with jewelled cushions, holding baby Jesus . This mosaic is significant as it is the first figured mosaic created following the iconoclasm period of Hagia Sophia. The mosaic dates back to the 9th century.
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The Mihrab of the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) renovated in the 19th century is a marble example having a polygonal alcove decorated with a decorative figure of the sun and stars covered by a half-domed mesh. Plenty of gilts are used in the mihrab encircled by a wide border decorated with acanthus leafs with convoluted branches and it has an imposing cap stone.
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica(church), later an imperial mosque. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire.
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
A corridor in Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). Istanbul, Turkey. 2014 June 03.
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Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16. The Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Saborna Crkva Rođenja Presvete Bogorodice) is the largest Serbian Orthodox church in Sarajevo and one of the largest in the Balkans. It was erected at the request of the Orthodox parish of Sarajevo between 1863 and 1868. The church is constructed as a three-section basilica inscribed in a cross-shaped plan, and has five domes.
General view of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 22. It is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The building is in the Neo-Gothic style, with Romanesque Revival elements; architect Josip Vancaš modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris. Work began on 25 August 1884, and was completed in August 1889.
Close view of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 22. It is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The building is in the Neo-Gothic style, with Romanesque Revival elements; architect Josip Vancaš modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris. Work began on 25 August 1884, and was completed in August 1889.
Sacred Heart Cathedral (Katedrala Srca Isusova). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 22. It is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The building is in the Neo-Gothic style, with Romanesque Revival elements; architect Josip Vancaš modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris. Work began on 25 August 1884, and was completed in August 1889.
Monastery of Bahira. Bosra, Syria. 2005 June 07.
Sunset behind minarets of Hagia Sophia (St. Sophia, Ayasofya Mosque, Cami-i Kebir) and Beyazit Tower in Bosphorus. Istanbul, Turkey. 2002.
Hagia Sophia (St. Sophia, Ayasofya Camii, Cami-i Kebir). Istanbul, Turkey. 2004.
Greek Priests. Jerusalem, Palestine. 1898-1914.
Gas station and gospel mission. Cleveland, Ohio. 1937 August.
Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church. North Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 1972.