By Wander Stories

WanderStorier leads you around the world’s recognized landmarks as your individual own consultant. each significant vacationer charm has a different tale to inform, and we current it as a real neighborhood advisor may inform it. every thing you can find or event may be at your fingertips besides the interesting tales of the folk who created them.

Our storytelling kind brings to lifestyles the palaces and castles, mosques and markets, battlefields and monuments as historical past unfolds sooner than you. We’ll inform you approximately emperors and sultans, concubines and eunuchs, slaves and executioners. We’ll let you know how generals and infantrymen, crusaders and gladiators fought to make their mark on historical past. you'll know about neighborhood traditions and customs, vacations and fairs, delicacies, even jokes.

A regular consultant will inform you an inventory of historic proof, yet WanderStories will weave a desirable tale that may hold you into the general’s tent, the queen’s bedchamber, and the sculptor’s studio and get the true feeling of heritage being created.

WanderStories grants the liberty to take pleasure in your stopover at at your individual velocity, to pause for a holiday or to review on your inn room. You don’t also have to trip, as you could name it up within the convenience of your armchair at domestic. and also you won’t leave out a lot, the adventure is similar; you’ll reside the journey within the comparable means. Your once-in-a-lifetime trip should be greater than a reminiscence, it may be skilled back and again.

We, at WanderStories, are storytellers. Our trip publications don’t intend to exchange a customary commute reference consultant, so, by way of all potential, carry your Lonely Planet, Frommer’s or DK, and get to understand concerning the mundane. Our challenge is to be the simplest neighborhood consultant that you'd desire to have by way of your aspect whilst vacationing the sights.

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And then below these are four massive piers. These piers do not stand alone in the center of the church, but are blended into the galleries supported by columns of verde antique, the wonderful green stone that was so prized in the ancient world. Between the massive piers and above the gallery of columns are two tympana - semi-circular decorations. Each tympanum has twelve visible windows, and the half domes and central dome are also punctuated by windows. These windows are in part what is so remarkable about the Hagia Sophia.

E. In every domain of Byzantine life, Justinian I’s goal was to re-establish the glory of the empire. His buildings, therefore, were also fantastic, and the preeminent example is, of course, the Hagia Sophia, his architectural adornment of Constantinople, for which he is remembered until today. But now let us move on to the Ottoman era. The Hagia Sophia has been an important monument for both Muslims and Christians. Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople, walked into the city triumphantly on Tuesday, May 29, 1453, through the Edirne Gate and went directly to see the Great Church.

Underneath this mosaic, in the arch, is the figure of the Archangel Gabriel, looking impressive in multi-colored feathers. There is an inscription in Greek, and although it is largely destroyed, historians have determined that it once celebrated the triumph of the Orthodox Church and the reinstitution of figural art. Opposite the Archangel Gabriel used to stand the Archangel Michael, of whom nothing remains. You can also see the four seraphim or perhaps cherubim – winged mythical beings, in the pendentives of the main dome.

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