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Uploaded 20-Nov-11
Taken 16-Sep-11
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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
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Dimensions3888 x 2592
Original file size3.57 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-Sep-11 08:33
Date modified20-Nov-11 16:35
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 40D
Focal length28 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/250 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Hagia Sophia Istanbul

Hagia Sophia Istanbul

Hagia Sophia (Greek for Holy Wisdom) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

The current structure was completed in 537 AD during the reign of the Emperor Justinian. This was the largest Cathedral in the world for over 1,000 years.

Originally the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Hagia Sophia became a mosque after the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453. The mosque was converted into a museum by the republic of Turkey in 1943.

To appreciate the majesty of the interior of this building, please look at the panoramic shot. Make sure to use your mousee to move Left, Right up and down in the photo.