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The Holy Soul of Istanbul
Gabi Ancarola, translator, journalist and travel writer.
Basilica Cistern I do not see the dome from the inside, nor the paintings, nor the splendor. Eight wooden and leather green
A Very Quick Guide to Istanbul
Founder, The Culinistas
Istanbul is a multi-faceted city with new and old culture stuffed into every pocket of every back alley. There seem to be just as many cafés packed with hipsters as their are mosques and tourist hawkers.
The Hagia Sophia: Church, Mosque -- Or Battleground?
Barbara Falconer Newhall
As a Christian standing in what had once been a magnificent church, I could not feel the holiness of those huge disks. I felt bullied by them.
The 8 Most Important Interfaith Monuments in the World
Dr. Craig Considine
The following short collection lists eight of the most important monuments in the world in terms of interfaith dialogue and interfaith relations.
Get Your Mosque On at the Hagia Sophia
Since today's Hagia Sophia suggests a house of multiple faiths, many visitors may feel confused, subconsciously or not, about their relationship with the building.
Hagia Sophia Mosque?
In this ancient city, there are few sights more iconic than the dome of the Hagia Sophia, towering over the old city for more than 1,400 years.
Hagia Sophia Mosque? Turkish Leaders Call For Conversion Of Istanbul Landmark, Alarming Religious Minorities
By Religion News Service, Religion News Service
“It is mostly a challenge to the secular rulers of Turkish republic,” said Engin Akyurek, a professor of Byzantine art at
Church Converted To Mosque In Turkey, Erasing The Christian Past
ON JULY 5th the mufti of Trabzon gathered with other citizens for the first Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan
CULTURE & ARTS
Great Design: Made to Measure
Co-Founder, Carbone Smolan Agency
Today, the words
brilliantly light the marquee of contemporary life. What
great design? It's a perennial question with no single answer.
Saving St. Anselm's
Virginia Sanchez Korrol
Professor Emerita, Brooklyn College, CUNY
The call for action to restore the irreplaceable Byzantine Revival artwork and Romanesque Revival architecture of St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church in the South Bronx must not go unheeded.
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Istanbul Has Its Act Together
While I was in Cairo, I kept thinking the Egyptians should check out Istanbul. Both are megacities with over 10 million people
Top Five Things to Do in Istanbul, Turkey (PHOTOS)
Vibrant and diverse, Istanbul is by far one of the most fascinating cities on the globe.
Hip and Historical Istanbul
THE WORLD POST
World's Most Stunning Cathedrals & Basilicas (PHOTOS)
Curtis M. Wong
On at least this one point, believers and atheists can likely agree: many of the world's sacred structures are truly works
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