Photographer's Note

A few days ago I saw at Discovery a very detailed documentary about the Hagia Sofia and Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles
Watching this together with my husband I say to him that he must see this wonderful place
Unfortunately nothing remains of the original Hagia Sophia, which was built on this site in the fourth century by Constantine the Great.
The original dome collapsed after an earthquake in 558 and its replacement fell in 563. Steps were taken to better secure the dome, but there were additional partial collapses in 989 and 1346.
But even now looking all these scaffolds (just imagine that each level there has ~2m) we can imagine how high is this roof and even after that documentary, I still wonder how they have made it!!!!
Not the best crop, but I wanted to show you the complexity of the scaffolds :)

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