Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." // photo by erhan sasmaz

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." // photo by erhan sasmaz

TRAVEL'IN GREECE I Hosios Loukas is an historic walled monastery situated near the town of #Distomo, in Boeotia, #Greece. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art.

TRAVEL'IN GREECE I Hosios Loukas is an historic walled monastery situated near the town of #Distomo, in Boeotia, #Greece. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art.

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Elements of Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

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Byzantine Architecture | Neo-Byzantine Architecture

Byzantine Architecture | Neo-Byzantine Architecture

Architectural Details - St. Mark's Cathedral Venice, Italy.

Architectural Details - St. Mark's Cathedral Venice, Italy.

Topkapi Palace - die Mosaikkunst ist hier so ausgeprägt und wunderschön, dass wir uns diese Sehenswürdigkeit auf keinen Fall entgehen lassen sollten!

Topkapi Palace - die Mosaikkunst ist hier so ausgeprägt und wunderschön, dass wir uns diese Sehenswürdigkeit auf keinen Fall entgehen lassen sollten!

Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet), Istanbul, Islamic Architecture, Iznik tiles by iamsufi, via Flickr

Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet), Istanbul, Islamic Architecture, Iznik tiles by iamsufi, via Flickr

Kronstadt Naval Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russia:

Kronstadt Naval Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russia:

The Pantelejmon Monastery of Vodno near Skopje.

The Pantelejmon Monastery of Vodno near Skopje.

Byzantine column capitals carving or decoration designs. Byzantine capitals sometimes took a form derived from the Roman Ionic or Corinthian types.

Byzantine column capitals carving or decoration designs. Byzantine capitals sometimes took a form derived from the Roman Ionic or Corinthian types.

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