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There are several Aya Sofya buildings in Turkey and most people have only ever heard of the most famous one in Istanbul. Here is a detail of the outer portico ceiling of the old Byzantine church in Trabzon, (now a museum) on a hill overlooking the Black Sea. Built in the 13th century between 1238 and 1263 ad, it was within the Trebizond area of what is now Turkey. It reminded me of the old b&w Indian chief test pattern on television in the 1960's. http://www.jmstaehli.com/images/TP.jpg

The Greek spelling is Hagia Sophia. The peacock feathers were a favourite motif in Byzantium and ancient Rome, as can be seen here. The ceiling surface is quite rough & pitted, and I initially thought I had over-sharpened this. More info and photos here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Sophia,_Trabzon

Interesting to see the strong yellow red color cast in the wikipedia fresco image too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Sophia,_Trabzon#mediaviewer/File:Hagia_Sophia_frescoes.JPG

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  • Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17203 W: 1065 N: 37899] (171884)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2013-06-16
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Camera: Nikon D 90
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/15 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-02-21 9:17
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