Inside View of Dome of Hagia Sophia, Trabzon, Turkey

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The church of Hagia Sophia ( meaning Holy Wisdom ), now the Hagia Sophia Museum, is a former Greek Orthodox church located in the city of Trabzon in the north-eastern part of Turkey. It dates back to the 13th century when Trabzon was the capital of the Empire of Trebizond. It is located near the seashore and 2 miles west of the medieval town's limits. It is one of a few Byzantine sites still existent in the area.

Hagia Sophia was built in Trebizond during the reign of Manuel I between 1238 and 1263. After Mehmed II conquered the city in 1461 the church was converted into a mosque and its frescos covered in whitewash. During World War I the brief period the city was in Russia's hands, the site was used by the Russian military as a makeshift hospital and depot. Afterwards it was put back into use as a mosque. It was turned into a museum at 1964 which it remains to this day. From 1958 to 1964 the frescoes were uncovered and the church consolidated with the help of experts from Edinburgh University and the General Directorate of Foundations.

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Comments (76)

Hamed Ansari on June 15, 2011


Thank you! I'm glad you like it!

zw22wz on June 15, 2011

Very beautiful view! Like


Hamed Ansari on June 15, 2011


Thank you!

Летящая~ on August 5, 2011

Very interesting

Best wishes, Olya

کار بسیار با ارزشیه...لایک :)

Hamed Ansari on August 15, 2011

سید ابوالفضل رضایی

خیلی ممنون از شما


Thank you so much :)

archxarts on August 22, 2011

güzel bir çekim hamid bey, tebrikler

Hamed Ansari on August 25, 2011

kadri eroğlu

Teşekkürler, arkadaş :)

mohssen.cheraghi on August 27, 2011

سلام تصاویر بناهای تاریخی برام جالب بود

Hamed Ansari on August 27, 2011


ممنون از توجهتون

Dumbrava Laur on September 3, 2011

Very beautiful detail!


Hamed Ansari on September 3, 2011


Thanks for your attention and kind words :)

Maciej _K on October 9, 2011

Unfortunately, during my sojourn in Istanbul the mosque was closed. Nice to see its interior and frescos. 49!

Hamed Ansari on October 10, 2011


Thank you, dear friend :)

But it's not a famous Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, it is little Hagia Sophia in city of Trabzon in Black sea coast.

eugen_chicio on March 2, 2012


Ivonna Nowicka on March 22, 2013

بسیار عکس زیبایی شده است

ل و تبرک

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Photo taken in Trabzon, Trabzon Merkez/Trabzon, Turkey

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  • Uploaded on May 18, 2011
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    by Hamed Ansari
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W7
    • Taken on 2011/03/27 14:59:42
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash