You get wowed first in the Interior Narthex of the Hagia Sophia before entering the enormous nave! The Interior Narthex of the Hagia Sophia is a long, relatively narrow space outside of the main nave. It has nine vaulted lines with inch-thick marble panels. These panels were affixed to the walls using stucco and iron rods. In some other parts of the building, the iron rods rusted and the marble fell off, so that the walls are painted to replicate the original marble. However, in the Interior Narthex, the marble walls are intact. The ceiling of the Interior Narthex has the original Justinian mosaics that survived the Iconoclast Era (CE 730-840) because they were non-figurative. The mosaics pieces are interspersed with bits of...
I seem to be happiest when I am traveling someplace new, to see and experience new things. Ansel Adams said “In my mind’s eye, I visualize how a particular…sight and feeling will appear on a print”. That is what I strive for in sharing these new experiences with photography.
These photographs are from places as varied as Alaska, Colorado, California, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, the Canadian Arctic, Fort Worth, China, Tibet, Australia, New Zealand, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels, Berlin, Bruges, Istanbul, London, Prague, Italy and Spain. Through them, I hope you will experience the unique flavors of each of these places.
I hope you will consider one of these photos as an art work for your personal enjoyment! Thank...
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