Archive for May 12th, 2011

132/365 hagiasophia



131/365 hagiasophia, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

exhausted. Too much partying and drinking and presenting and preparing. I skipped work (meeting day 4) and hit Istanbul today. Lugged around my cameras and lenses and hit up some of the major tourist sites. All pretty amazing. Not sure if I got any decent pics – will find out in a few weeks when I have time to go though them, but the weather wasn’t great so no nice outside ones…. Anyway, this was Hagia Sophia or Aya Sofya in Turkish. 1500 year old church/mosque. Not even sure if I have been in a building over 500 years old and this one was BUILT in the 500s. And it is amazing. Crazy history too. Absolutely amazing all the way down to the fact they had probably the world’s first handicap ramps (they have stone ramps instead of stairs inside).

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