220 / over time

These photos are from what were originally christian churches,
then maybe mosques, & now museums

its nice to think that all the differences calm down

the great Sinan was born into a christian family,
obliged to convert, & ended up designing some of the great
masterpieces in Constantinople or anywhere

the above mosaic was inside the curve of a high domed ceiling
- hard to reach -
or perhaps even vandals could appreciate it

& I loved these ceilings, too.