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Hagia Sophia, Turkey | by Trey Ratcliff
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Hagia Sophia, Turkey

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is like no other religious structure in the world. It was originally the patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople and has gone through many changes over time. For a while, it was the city's Catholic cathedral and then after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, it was converted to an Islamic Mosque. When I walked in, I was a little disappointed to see the scaffolding, but then I decided to integrate it into the final piece, thinking of this entire structure as sort of a space station to take you to an ethereal plane of spiritual existence.

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Taken on October 3, 2016