Photographer's Note

A chamber at the bottom of the ramps/stairs that led to the upper gallery inside Hagia Sophia.
There was a near constant flow of people through this chamber and so it was necessary to wait for an extended period of time to get the shot. There is also a ban on tripod use in the museum - the security people confiscate all tripods prior to entry . This meant I had to brace the camera against the wall to try to eliminate shake.

About the museum....

Hagia Sophia (/hɑːɨə soʊfiːə/; from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) 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 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.[1]

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  • Copyright: Kathryn Weir (kathryn_weir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 150 W: 0 N: 463] (2056)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2012-06-06
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: f/4, 1/20 secondes
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  • Date Submitted: 2012-08-25 11:25
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