2011 Istanbul, Turkey

September, 2011 – Istanbul, Turkey – I was in Istanbul for 10 days to shoot the world wrestling championships, I didn’t have much time for sight seeing, but I made the most of the little time I did have. Enjoy the shots. I’m very happy with the Hagia Sophia images.

Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople of the Western Crusader established Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.

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