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Istanbul Aya Sofya dome
07-DEC-2004

Istanbul Aya Sofya dome

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Looking up, as you certainly will, you will be struck by the huge dome, 56 metres high, 32 metres diameter.

The large circular calligraphy in the dome’s center is Late-Ottoman; it is the work of Hattat (= calligrapher) Kazasker Mustafa Izzet (1801-1877).

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: ‘Türkiye Tarihi Yerler Kılavuzu’ – M.Orhan Bayrak, Inkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1994 .

Nikon D70
1/15s f/2.8 at 80.0mm full exif

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