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magical by impolat

I feel lucky to have captured this magical place and now present it by transforming it into something even more magical through the eye of a photographer. Hopefully, you’ll like viewing the capture and the end-product. If you already know the place, you might easily recognize the change; if not, please refer to the following article to know more about it. Thank you for your comments in advance.

“The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı – “Sunken Palace”, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı – “Sunken Cistern”), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The cistern, located 500 feet (150 m) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.”
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Impressive Dome of Hagia Sophia by hayazici

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya)…Istanbul
Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It has also been called “the eighth wonder of the world” by East Roman Philon as far back as the 6th century. It was used as a church for 916 years but, following the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Hagia Sophia was converted into mosque. Afterwards, it was used as a mosque for 482 years.

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Hagia Sophia by AnthonySoo

The Hagia Sophia grand interior. Built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian in the 5th century as an Eastern Orthodox Basilica in what was then Constantinople and converted into a mosque when invaded by the Turks. Now converted into a world famous museum. Note the restored angels and many mosaic Christian art alongside Islamic symbols.

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