Touching the History: Photographs from the Dome of Hagia Sophia
A. Cemal Ekin, Haggia Sophia, digital print
I had the extraordinary privilege to view the Great Church, Hagia Sophia from the vantage point of its dome. Being so close to the original work and inside the dome was truly thrilling. As I touched the center of the dome, its ceiling, and the gold mosaics in and around the dome windows, I felt a tremendous sense of oneness with the people who laid them over 1500 years ago. I want to share with you my heightened emotional state when I was up in the dome, the sense of awe I felt emanating from the structure, the space, and the art that covers its walls.
A. Cemal Ekin