Bilmem nasıl başlayan, bitmeyecek şiirsin,
Uzansam ışığını tutuverir gibiyim,
Sen, bu şehir için atan kalp!
Karanlıklar üzerine doğan güneş gibisin..
(Değerli beğeni ve yorumlarınız için teşekkür ederim, iyi akşamlar dileğiyle..)
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Stunningly beautiful #hagiasophia in #istanbul . Built in 537 AD as a Greek Orthodox Christian cathedral, later was converted to an Ottoman imperial mosque. She’s worth the trip to Istanbul alone! The enormous grandness of it does not come through in the photos.
On this day, on February 23th 532, Byzantine emperor Justinian I orders the building of a new Orthodox Christian basilica in Constantinople – the Hagia Sophia.
Hagia Sophia is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in 537 AD at the beginning of the Middle Ages, it was famous in particular for its massive dome. It was the world's largest building and an engineering marvel of its time. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture".