jUSt A mOm In aBU dHabI

By: Mommy Izz and Aiden

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Istanbul - Hagia Sophia...beautiful name n beautiful place!

On our way to Hagia Sophia...ada nice garden kat depan
Tempat duduk...unique sungguh this place
The Gate & it's near to the Sultan's tomb
Hagia Sophia Loren..hehe
I think this is the dome for the tomb
Ada kereta kuda lagi! Jums kita naik nak?
Gambar dari jauh..nampak with the fountain sekali
Ada security...security kat sini really tight!
The ruins, I guess must be they robohkan bila nak convert church
Other ruins
 
 
 
 
 
My anak posing tunjuk pegang botol air
 
Ruins peninggalan church dulu
Tempat ni gelap actually but hubby guna more exposure
 
 
 
 
 
Lukisan yg lebih kurang mcm kat Venice..
Besar!
Marble and ceramic dia from Marmara Turkey
Saidina
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sewage system
 
 
 
 
Cantik ukiran dia
 
 
 
 
 
Terpegun jap
 
 
THe Mimbar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unsure ni tong apa
 
Ada bekas they replaced tnda cross
 
 
If I can put my hand and pusing 360 degree all my wish come true
Naik atas
Seram betul masuk tunnel ni
 
 
Kat atas
 
 
Nampak bawah
Besarlah Hagia Sophia ni
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kat luar..tempat ambil wuduk dia pun unik
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was actually a church and was constructed between 532 to 537 AD during the Byzantine empire and was the largest Cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years. It was then converted into a mosque by the Ottoman empire at 1453. It was the 1st church that has been converted into a mosque and later in year 1935 it was converted into a museum.

I had this eerie feeling when I entered Hagia Sophia because the bulding is very ancient! It has nice architecture too. I was in awe seeing the architectures, relics n imagine how was it like living in a few decades ago. I also wonder how they do the carving without the modern equipments. WOW! But I realize most of the paintings are almost the same with what I saw in Milan and Venice....I think maybe because it was made in the same era.











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