Thursday, March 22, 2012
okay, i take it back. this was my favorite building. an ancient church, converted into a mosque, converted into a museum--the hagia sophia. we were in a rush to get there in time, and since we only had about an hour before it closed, as soon as we arrived, bailey and i ran inside and started snapping away. i'm pretty sure brother ludlow spent the entire time trying to move me along. (not to mention i was the last person out of the upper room and the guards were not very happy with me...oops. turns out, they still push you out if you smile and say please. foolish.) i loved seeing the difference in times--the ancient christian mosaic and the modern arabic quran verses. i loved the colors and the design and the spaciousness. i would have loved to spend more time there. oh well, i guess i'll just have to go back. oh istanbul, how i love you.