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Old Jul 27, 2006, 6:57 PM   #1
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Almost 1500 years ago the renowned Byzantine emperor Justinianus had Anthemius and Isidorus, both of whom are from Anatolia, build this edifice which still dominate the ancient Istanbul with her splendour.
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Old Jul 27, 2006, 7:11 PM   #2
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Then Justinianus, having seen the greatest church of his time, kneeled at that point (the imperial gate) to scream:'Oh, Solomon I have outdone you!'
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Old Jul 27, 2006, 7:37 PM   #3
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Indeed the spectators feel dwarfed as the 32m-diameter- dome reaches 56 m. in the sky embracing the blue sky as celestial rays seep through the dome's windows and luminate the church's interior, contrastıng wıth the dark shadows and hıghlighting the golden mosaics.
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Old Jul 27, 2006, 11:39 PM   #4
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What a beautiful place! You and your S70 are quite a pair!
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Old Jul 28, 2006, 12:56 AM   #5
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It must be amazing to have all that history and beauty around you. Fantastic pix, especially #1.
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Old Jul 28, 2006, 1:58 AM   #6
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Thank youDrewaz.By the timeI have reachedidentical conditions, you promoted to DSLR platform! Anyway, I understand that you'll keep your S70as yourold flame



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Dear Toshi, I am so glad to hear that my shotsare somehowcapable of demonstrating what I meant to. Isimply expect yourarrival here to share the history and beauty which you appreciate kindly.
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Old Jul 28, 2006, 2:53 AM   #7
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Really wonderfull shots Bahadir, hope you don't mind but i prefer the first shot, excellent.
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Old Jul 28, 2006, 4:23 PM   #8
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Alex, regarding your shots of historical places which we've seen so far,I am sohappy to receive complimentsfroma trueconnoisseur ! Well, I provided the interior so as to give a more competent idea of this 1500 year old edifice which I like very much and try to pay a visit whenever I come to Istanbul. However with a compact camera whose image quality degrades at ISO levels more than 200 and without a tripod, my hands were tied to avoid the slightly noticableblur I am aware in my interior shots....Thanks again for your kind appreciation


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Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us! I can only imagine what it would be like to stand in such a place with so much history.

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Old Jul 29, 2006, 5:16 PM   #10
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Hi, Bob. Isn't it that the very imagination of yours which let us see many a great shot so far?? Thank you for your kinds words and appreciation
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