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Looking Far to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic


Looking to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic


Erdogan proposal to make Hagia Sophia a mosque irks Greece

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Greek government voiced opposition Monday to the suggestion from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Istanbul's Hagia Sophia — a Byzantine-era cathedral that now serves as a museum — could be reconverted into a mosque.
Tags: News, Greece, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Ankara Turkey, Sophia, Hagia Sophia


Greece's Tsipras visits Hagia Sophia on trip to boost Turkey ties

Tsipras met Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Tuesday, where the Turkish president said he expected more cooperation from Athens in the repatriation of eight soldiers who fled to Greece following an attempted coup in 2016. Tsipras told their joint news conference that Greece does not welcome putschists, but that the case of the eight soldiers was a matter for the judiciary. Differences with Turkey "can and must be solved with dialogue," he added.
Tags: Science, Greece, Turkey, Athens, Ankara, Tsipras, Tayyip Erdogan, Hagia Sophia


Top 11 Things to Do In Istanbul

Finding the top things to do in Istanbul isn’t all that difficult since this is one of the great cities to visit in the world. If anything, the challenge is narrowing down which of the top things to do in Istanbul you can fit in depending on how much time you have there. With thousands of years of history, countless museums and attractions, dozens of interesting neighborhoods, a thriving restaurant, bar and cafe scene, and a population of over 15 million people, the number of things to do in Is...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York City, Turkey, Unesco, Canada, United States, Black Sea, All Posts, Istanbul, Christ, Ahmed, Golden Horn, Destinations, Turkish Airlines, Europe Travel


Some Reflections from My Short Trip to Istanbul

At the end of October, I spent barely 48 hours in Istanbul — too quick, but I saw a lot of stuff in a short time. When planning this trip, I had a lot of different thoughts about places I could go — the American Southwest, Barcelona, London, Edinburgh, Seattle/Portland, Miami — but the thing that really sold me was a relatively cheap plane ticket that would take me to both Berlin and Istanbul. A two-fer? Sign me up. I’d been to Berlin before, but I was a bit nervous about Istanbul because it s...
Tags: London, Boston, Berlin, US, Jerusalem, Qatar, Turkey, Rome, Giants, Istanbul, Ahmed, Jason Kottke, Blue Mosque, Don, Sophia, Topkapı Palace


Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has a cat

Initially a Greek Orthodox basilica , then an Ottoman imperial mosque, now the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is a museum/cat house. Indeed, the gorgeous piece of architecture is the home of a cat named Gli. She is a European shorthair with slightly-crossed eyes, and she’s been living inside the Hagia Sophia for nearly 14 years. Naturally, she’s become popular with the museum’s visitors. Une publication partagée par Gli The Hagia Sophia Cat (@hagiasophiacat) le 9 Juin 2018 à 11 :59 PDT ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Cats, Animals, Barack Obama, Istanbul, Lonely Planet, All, Sophia, Gli, Hagia Sophia, Hagia Sofia, hagia Sophia cat, Umut Bahçeci, Bahçeci, Kizim


For Cleo Lambrides Webster

My beloved great-aunt Cleo died on Monday at the age of ninety-eight. She would not have approved of any sort of elaborate memorial; she wished to depart with a minimum of fuss. Still, I feel compelled to pay tribute to someone who from a very early age had an exalted presence in my life. She was the last surviving child of the Rev. Basilios Lambrides, who was born in Varna, Bulgaria, in 1867; was ordained at Hagia Sophia in Constantinople; and earned a doctorate of divinity at the University of...
Tags: Music, Boston, America, Richard, Alex Ross, Cleo, Brookline, Esther, Constantinople, Greek Orthodox, Hagia Sophia, University of Jena, Richard Webster, Varna Bulgaria, Cleo Lambrides Webster, Massachusetts Cleo


17 surprising facts about Turkey

1. It has one of the world’s oldest and biggest malls. Photo courtesy of the Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Istanbul‘s Grand Bazaar, or Kapalı Çarşı, dates to 1455 and was established shortly after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. Over the centuries it has grown into a warren of 61 streets lined by more than 3,000 shops and currently occupies a nearly incomprehensible 333,000 square feet. You’ll never possibly be able to explore it all, but that doesn’t keep people from trying ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Hollywood, London, China, Turkey, Noah, Unesco, Middle East, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Santa Claus, Holland, Cannes film festival, Black Sea, Istanbul


Trumpus Andronicus? What the Byzantine Empire can tell us about the rise of populist leaders

Trumpus Andronicus? What the Byzantine Empire can tell us about the rise of populist leaders Maximilian Lau, Hitotsubashi University The approaching Donald Trump presidency has taken quite a battering from historians. Comparisons have abounded with the 20th century's greatest villains, including Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, even if some have questioned how useful such parallels are. But there is an era that lends itself rather closer to comparison than the tired fascist comparison. ...
Tags: News, France, Jerusalem, America, Georgia, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Egypt, Italy, Middle East, Crimea, Croatia, John, Venice, Shakespeare, Donald Trump


CS Interview: Discovering The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman is back on National Geographic Channel with three new episodes When it comes to mankind’s greatest existential questions, it’s safe to say that there are no easy answers. That fact proved little obstacle for the first season of National Geographic Channel‘s The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. Over the course of six episodes, Freeman traveled the globe in search of an understanding of man’s theological motives, focused through specific topics and backed b...
Tags: Feature, TV, Movies, India, Africa, Islam, TV News, Jesus, Morgan Freeman, National Geographic Channel, Namibia, Morgan, Freeman, Lori, Hagia Sophia, South Tower


Istanbul Skyline Recent Photo Sultanahmet Blue Mosque Turkey Turkish (san rafael)

Beautiful photos of Istanbul Turkey. First one is taken above Sultanahmet and Hagia Sophia area where you can see Grand Bazaar, Golden Horn, Galata Tower (built 1348, first man to fly from), Taksim Area, 1st and 2nd Bridges, the Bosphorus Strait cur [...]
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Tracing viking travellers

The medieval Norse were adventurous travellers: not only raiders but also traders, explorers, colonisers, pilgrims, and crusaders. Traces of their trips survive across the world, including ruined buildings and burials, runic graffiti, contemporary accounts written by Christian chroniclers and Arab diplomats, and later sagas recorded in Iceland. Their adventures spanned from New Foundland to Baghdad, and many other countries in between. In this interactive map, you can follow the trail of the vik...
Tags: Europe, Books, Maps, Featured, History, Greenland, Saga, Iceland, Scandinavia, Vikings, Baghdad, Nordic, Orkney, Arctic Norway, Constantinople, Hagia Sophia


From Venice to Istanbul and Back

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul - where Christianity & Islam converge (Venice, Italy) A couple of weeks ago, I spontaneously decided that I had to take a plane trip outside of Italy. I had not been out of the country for ten years, and wanted to see if I had regained my right to freedom of movement -- a topic that needs a book, not a blog post to examine. Simply, I wanted to go out of Europe, get my passport stamped, get a breath of fresh air, and come back home. After checking a bunch of cities...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, England, New York, London, Turkey, Rome, Italy, Church Of England, Jesus, Venice, States, Caliph, Istanbul, Ali


Blast in Istanbul tourist district kills at least 10 people

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion in the heart of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet tourist district killed at least ten people and wounded 15 on Tuesday and some local media reports said a suicide bomber may have been responsible. Several bodies lay on the ground in the Sultanahmet square, close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, a major tourist area of Turkey's most populous city. A police officer and witness at the scene reported also seeing several bodies and bod...
Tags: Turkey, Istanbul, Reuters, Sultanahmet, Ayla Jean Yackley, Hagia Sophia


Istanbul attacks: A timeline of recent bombings in Turkey's largest city

The suspected bombing that killed at least 10 people in Istanbul on Tuesday is not the first explosion to have targeted the city in recent years. The cause of the blast in Sultanahmet Square, near the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, has not been confirmed and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Tags: Turkey, Istanbul, Sultanahmet Square, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia


Inside the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Inside the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
Tags: Daily Photo, Istanbul Turkey, Hagia Sophia


Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia

After arriving in Istanbul last night we awoke to the call of prayer. It's quite loud everywhere you are. You can definitely hear it and you instantly realize this is not the west. The blue mosque dazzled with it's tiny decorations adorning the in
Tags: Istanbul, Hagia Sophia


Russia calls for Hagia Sophia to be returned to Orthodox Church

One of the most widely contested religious buildings in Turkey, Hagia Sophia, should be returned to the Orthodox Church, Russian officials have said.
Tags: Russia, Orthodox Church, Hagia Sophia, Turkey Hagia Sophia


Istanbul the golden – final stop on our Azamara Greece and Turkey Cruise

I’m slowly sailing past the Golden Horn at sunrise, listening to the Muezzin calling the faithful to prayer. The Blue Mosque of Istanbul emerges from the early morning haze against a back drop of what has, and will always be, one of the most important cities in the world. As Napoleon said, “If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.” Passing the Golden Horn Even at this hour we are not alone. Behind and in front of Azamara Journey are many other cargo ships of various si...
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