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Hagia Sophia - Aya Sophia - basilique Sainte Sophie - Istanbul

The church of the Holy Wisdom is a former orthodox church converted to a mosque by the Turks in 1453 and in a museum in 1935. Aya Sophia is its name in turkish and Haya Sophia is the greek name. It's located in the touristic center of Istanbul - Sultanahmet area.

 

La basilique Sainte Sophie a ete convertie en Mosquee par les turques et c'est maintenant un musee d'Istambul pas tres loin de Sultanahmet, le centre touristique d'Istanbul.

 

My first photo to reach 500 views, second to reach 600 views :)

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Taken on November 25, 2006