Turkey: Hagia Sophia formerly St. Sophia Cathedral, the crown of the Byzantine Empire in Constantinople. Upon seeing St. Sophia, Russian emissaries returned to the Czar saying the cathedral was so beautiful it was as if heaven were on earth (paraphrased).

Turkey: Hagia Sophia formerly St. Sophia Cathedral, the crown of the Byzantine Empire in Constantinople. Sophia, Russian emissaries returned to the Czar saying the cathedral was so beautiful it was as if heaven were on earth (paraphrased).

Beylerbeyi palace

The Beylerbeyi Palace Beylerbeyi meaning "Lord of Lords" is located in the Beylerbeyi neighbourhood of Istanbul, Turkey at the Asian side of the Bosphorus. An Imperial Ottoman summer residence built in the it is now situated immediately north of t

Istanbul, TURKEY

Turkey, what a skyline, glorious! It was Istanbul, then Constantinople.

Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey

The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey

Sirkeci Station, Istanbul, Turkey A railway station so tastefully done. Sirkeci Station in Istanbul. #travelistanbul #tinted #colourful #traveldestinations2015

Sirkeci Station, Istanbul, Turkey A railway station so tastefully done. Sirkeci Station in Istanbul.

I've been here many times and each time it's overwhelmingly amazing. Istanbul's Hagia Sophia. See it on private Istanbul tours by Archaeologous.com

I've been here many times and each time it's overwhelmingly amazing. Istanbul's Hagia Sophia. See it on private Istanbul tours by Archaeologous.com

The Swenglish Home: October 2011

ORTAKOY MOSQUE : was built by (Armenian Architect) Nigogos BALYAN. in Baroque-style for Sultan Abdulmecit, between in Istanbul. Nigogos new desing was tried in This Mosque and Dolmabahce Mosque.

Famous Gate to Court Yard of Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Famous Gate to Court Yard of Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey - Top 11 Reasons to Visit Istanbul

I think Farzan showed this to me once. It's a mosque. Maybe from Tehran?

Imam Mosque in Isfahan, Iran, regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian Architecture. UNESCO world heritage site -- beautiful muqarnas

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