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Mosaics in the Hagia Sophia | Elements of former churches on this spot | Hagia Sophia first floor | Outside the Hagia Sophia | Vestibule of the Warriors | Outer and inner narthex | Apse part of Hagia Sofya

Mosaics in the Hagia Sophia

On one hand the building is extremely impressive. On the other hand it contains some marvelous mosaics, and each time I visit I tend to take some fresh pictures. I think now is the time to organize them into sub-galleries. So: this gallery will contain (mistakes excluded) the mosaics I photographed, with some special sub-galleries for well-known groups.

After those groups I add some mosaics elsewhere in the building. Note that, to structure the general gallery, I keep some pictures in their place on that gallery.

As so often I have to apologize for differences in colour and saturation: lighting has changed over the years, as have my equipment and knowledge of editing. In general the most recent pictures (see exif when needed) will be most true to the original.
Imperial gate mosaic
Imperial gate mosaic
Deesis mosaic
Deesis mosaic
Comnenus mosaic
Comnenus mosaic
Empress Zoe
Empress Zoe
Apse mosaic
Apse mosaic
Southwestern entrance
Southwestern entrance
Istanbul Aya Sofya evangelist or saint
Istanbul Aya Sofya evangelist or saint
Istanbul Aya Sofya evangelist or saint
Istanbul Aya Sofya evangelist or saint
Istanbul Aya Sofya evangelist or saint
Istanbul Aya Sofya evangelist or saint
Istanbul Aya Sofya mosaic
Istanbul Aya Sofya mosaic
Istanbul Aya Sofya angel mosaic
Istanbul Aya Sofya angel mosaic
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Istanbul Haghia Sophia december 2012 5887.jpg
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Istanbul Aya Sofya serafim
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Istanbul Haghia Sophia december 2012 5959.jpg
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Istanbul Haghia Sophia december 2012 5960.jpg
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Istanbul Haghia Sophia december 2012 5962.jpg
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Istanbul Haghia Sophia december 2012 5964.jpg
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Istanbul Aya Sofya October 2016 9119.jpg
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Istanbul Aya Sofya October 2016 9122.jpg