Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hagia Sophia

The Church of the Holy Wisdom, known as Hagia Sophia (Άγια Σοφία) in Greek, Sancta Sophia in Latin, and Ayasofya or Aya Sofya in Turkish, is a former Byzantine church and former Ottoman mosque in Istanbul. Now a museum, Hagia Sophia is universally acknowledged as one of the great buildings of the world. 
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(photo: taken in September, 2011, when Cheri and I visited Istanbul)

"I find you, Lord, in all things and in all

my fellow creatures, pulsing with your life;

as a tiny seed you sleep in what is small
and in what is vast you vastly yield yourself."

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Thank you for this particular Rilke, this particular morning.