Some of the decorations on the roof of the entry to the Hagia Sophia. This was originally a basilica built during the Byzantine Empire. When the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453, it was converted into a mosque (minarets were added then). In 1935, it was designated by the Turkish Government as a historical monument and museum.

Aperture: f/2.7 Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Focal Length: 6 mm Flash Mode: No Flash Date Taken: May 25, 2008 at 7:36 AM