Project 365: Day 232 – A snowy Istanbul, indeed.


18th February 2015 – Istanbul, Turkey

Seasons came and left, and what is left of a great view
of a little mosque with an enchanting history, is just the snow.
There are many wonders to be seen in this intercontinental city,
But I guess the script is written. Today, we go a little slow.
Istanbul, Turkey, little hagia sophia

This was the only view that I had for the day – Little hagia sophia, in Istanbul, Turkey

The snow started last night. And it has no mind to stop!

I am staying near the little Hagia Sophia for few days, and the morning view from the window was both sad and uplifting at the same time. There was the glorious little Hagia Sophia, also called Aya Sergios, but covered in snow.

Now, don’t be confused between little Hagia Sophia, and THE Hagia Sophia. The Aya Sergios, was actually built earlier than the Hagia Sophia, and was originally a church too. It was a likely contender to be a model for the Hagia Sophia. It became a mosque during the Ottoman period, and has stayed that way every since.

I tried to step outside to take a closer look at the Aya Sergios, but was thwarted by 2feet deep snow. After taking a few steps, my socks turned wet, and I rushed back home at the same speed that I had stepped out.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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