Hagia Sofia as seen from the Blue Mosque
Looking up at dome and arches at Hagia Sophia.
Restored angel on arch of dome, Hagia Sophia
Image of Mary and Jesus in one of the side domes of main basilica
Tile detail at Hagia Sophia. An early Islamic addition.
A few Christian symbols survived, and others are being restored as the Hagia Sophia is now a museum.
A 14th century mosaic.
Entry to the Hagia Sophia
Colourful fountains in front of the Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
Hagia Sophia at night
Entry to Hagia Sophia
Detail of 14th century mosaic of Jesus Christ.
Most symbols of Christianity were removed or covered over when the building was used as a mosque.