Hagia Sophia was originally built as a Christian church for the Roman Empire during 532 and 537. At the time it was the world's largest indoor space and one of the first to have this type of dome ceiling. One of those most prominent examples of Byzantine architecture having changed the history of architecture. Having changed hands on more than one occasion, including serving as a museum for decades, since 2020 it has once again become a mosque and is a major historical and cultural site in Istanbul, Turkey. The Hagia Sophia Mosque has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985. This beautiful image was captured shortly after sunset during the blue hour when the Hagia Sophia is softly lit against the deep blue Turkish sky of Istanbul.
October 30th, 2022
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