Hagia Sophia 2033 AD by AntoMacoda ()
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Early Byzantine Architecture of the 500's AD has always been an interest of mine. Hagia Sophia, located in Istanbul, Turkey, embodies the style more than any other structure. The 4 minarets were added in the 15th century as a result of later architectural influences. I've always felt that Hagia Sophia would have been more majestic if it had never been retro fitted with the minarets.
"reditum ad veritatem"
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It's a beautiful take on probably the most wonderous building in the world. Having been there a few times I am not totally disturbed by the fusion of Byzantine and Muslim cultures. I wish the frescos had not been plastered over and so many parts of them are lost, nor am I keen on the low hanging chandeliers but the minerattes I do not mind. I love how you have created this scene, putting this structure in a natural landscape rather than the heart of a huge city. and the minerattes blasting off are really well done and make your point.