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Chora Church Dome

Chora Church Dome

The Kariye Museum (Church of the Holy Savior in Chora) is an incredibly well preserved example of 11th Century building, with most of the interior mosaics dating from around 1320. I remember arriving before the museum opened, and being the first guest in that day. My early arrival ensured I had about 30 minutes to myself inside, which gave me the time and freedom to photography the intricate mosaics that cover the walls and ceilings throughout the church. While not all the mosaics have surveyed, those that have are a sight to behold. The attention to detail and sheer scope of the mosaics rival almost anything else I've seen. In the end, before the first bus load of tourists arrived, I found myself walking the halls soaking in the beauty of these religious scenes.

ColorEuropeFilmFilm Sheet 201141Film SheetsIstanbulKodak Portra 400Mamiya 65mm Wide AngleMamiya 7iiTurkey