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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Skywatch - A cool spring evening in Istanbul

I 'm sharing some skywatch photos of Istanbul. The imposing building shown below is one of the world's greatest cultural heritage. Hagia Sophia was a Byzantine church at one time, later it was converted to an Ottoman mosque and now a museum in Istanbul.

These shots were taken during early spring and and the beautiful sky provided a wonderful backdrop to the multiple domes and towering minarets.

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I like to include electrical rail cables in my photos too, I find that they do a great job framing the sky.


31 comments:

  1. It was a Byzantine church? Wow...must be wonderful inside of it huh! ;D

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  2. Beautiful skies with great astonishing building. :D

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  3. I like the second photo. :)

    Indeed, the blue sky is an excellent backdrop for the Hagia Sophia. :)

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  4. splendid. love all the domes and the skyscape in the last image with the power lines/tram lines.

    Ewok

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  5. Gorgeous! I would love to visit Turkey.

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  6. Wow - that last photo is the best. The cables really do play with the sky, sets it up to look great.

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  7. so beautiful!! great shots LR.. i love the second pic! :)

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  8. Beautiful views of the sky over lovely structure.

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  9. Love the domes and minarets in the second shot!
    Lovely views of superb architecture.

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  10. I've always wanted to go there. Fabulous sunny skies!

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  11. byzantine church?

    I always see one in my game... will be nice to see the real one haha.

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  12. regret missing my trip to Turkey this year..beautiful pics..hopefully will get my chance again

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  13. Oh building also go through 'evolution' from church to mosque to museum..nice post with lovely pixz tQ.

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  14. Lovely sky shots over the fascinating Hagia Sophia!

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  15. The architecture looks incredible as it soars into the blue skies.

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  16. Lovely blue skies out there, good time to be outdoor..Have a good day! Hope you can visit me back!

    http://alwaysfilipina.blogspot.com/

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  17. The beautiful blue skies really top off these majestic structures! Lovely spot to visit and photograph. I've caught up on your past travel photos. Wow! You and your hubby were busy this past year!!

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  18. Great shots and skies. And, to my Western American eyes, very exotic.

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  19. A beautiful building, thanks for sharing.

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  20. Another country that I plan to visit with hubby. It's so pretty!

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  21. The second photo is amazing! I'm impressed with those points of the church. It's distinctive as a museum.

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  22. The electric cables seem to cast a net over the bright blue sky.

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  23. The architecture there is fascinating!

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  24. wow...so beautiful. so nice to be able to travel there...envy. haha....

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  25. Amazing architecture. Love all the photos! : )

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  26. Once I have seen few more countries, I will surely visit Istanbul. You make a good tourism ambassador for them!

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  27. the sky can be deceiving, looks like it's warm day but as you said it's cool

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