🇹🇷 Turkey 🇹🇷 Istanbul, a city divided. Straddling two continents, split by the mighty Bosphorus, the core of this city’s heritage is perfectly displayed by the two most prominent landmarks facing one another across the Sultanahmet Park. .
Hagia Sophia was originally built in 360 AD as a Christian Church at the center of the Byzantine Empire and stood as such for over 1000 years, until the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire. Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as The Blue Mosque, was later constructed directly across from it, meant to be a more impressive masterpiece. .
My favorite view of the Blue Mosque was from inside the walls of Hagia Sofia, looking over its own domes, framing the silhouette perfectly.