Only a couple days left in Istanbul. Went back to the Hagia Sophia. Just amazing to think of this being built in the 6th century, and added to and extended for centuries. The dual half-domes hold up that gorgeous main dome, that still stands 1500 years on 🤯

The forward altar and halfdomethe forward half dome and high center dome with Arabic writingA nearly straight on shot of the underside of the main dome featuring Arabic writing, and surrounding are depictions of four angelsPeople stand on the green carpet staring up at the domed roof, bathed in warm light from low hanging chandeliers