Hagia Sophia

January 26, 2011

Posted by Kanga.

So, we’ve been walking around Istanbul, taking pictures of cats, buying groceries, etc. We finally did the tourist thing today and went inside the Hagia Sophia. We decided to just go in cold with no guide or audio tour. We’ll go back a second time to do that.

view of the main floor of the Hagia Sophia from the second floor

I stood in the approximate center of the main floor and recorded the below video to try to give a 360 view starting with the dome. It may give you some small taste of the grandeur.

I took many pictures and you can see them at http://picasaweb.google.com/kangayayaroo/HagiaSophia#.

sign showing carving in the marble by a Viking

Those damn Vikings. You can’t take them anywhere.


One comment

  1. hey! I love Vikings! But, then I have Scandinavian roots.

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