10 August 2012

1.5 Hagia Sophia

A view from the Blue Mosque direction

The dome of the Blue Mosque was pretty awesome, but wait until you see Hagia Sophia's second largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world, just beaten a step from Pantheon. That was what he was going to see that day, a snowy day with lots of other tourists wandering around the city.

 
Hagia Sophia was probably his favorite, with Saint Mary and Gabriel gazing down side by side, quite a quirky combination with Arabic calligraphy hanging on the wall. The Japanese tourists were dazzled by their tour guide's story telling flair through the 21st century electronic device on their ears while looking at the 5th century work of art. It was a pretty rad mixture. 
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