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Istanbul Aya Sofya imperial entrance
07-DEC-2004

Istanbul Aya Sofya imperial entrance

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About to enter the main hall, from the inner narthex, through the Emperors Portal with a famous mosaic above it. You get a glimpse from the central dome, and to the left and right of this door are geometric decorations. The church did – except for in the apse- not have mosaics until after the iconoclasm period (843).

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peter 01-Dec-2011 17:29
great picture, a real grand entrance....gives you a appetite for the rest of the building
Dmitri 14-Jul-2006 21:50
Excellent Building! I become excited each time I see.