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Istanbul Haghia Sophia june 2009 0858.jpg

Istanbul Haghia Sophia june 2009 0858.jpg

This is one in a series of pictures of the capitals of the columns all around us. Some may look the same but are not necessarily of the same column, as patterns seem to have been repeated. They show acanthus and palm foliage deeply undercut so that they produce an effect of white lace on a dark ground. It is possible that they were once gilded.

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Dick Osseman14-Mar-2012 19:23
I would swear I took the picture in Istanbul, but you seem to know different. May I suggest you spell it consistently, though?
Guest 13-Mar-2012 21:56
not istanbul.. kostantinoupolis ...agia sophia in kostandinou polis ...