Byzantine architecture

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 View from the Apse looking up at the dome and the ambulatory chapels.

The official name of this example of Byzantine architecture in Russia is "The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat,” but it is widely known as “St. Basil’s Cathedral,” for Basil the Blessed who is buried on the site.  Located on Red Square in Moscow, it is one of the most iconic buildings in Russia.  It was ordered by Ivan the Terrible in 1552 and completed in 1560.  The famous decorated domes replaced the original helmeted domes in the 17th century.  Photo: K. Pecka, 2014

The official name of this example of Byzantine architecture in Russia is "The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat,” but it is widely known as “St. Basil’s Cathedral,” for Basil the Blessed who is buried on the site. Located on Red Square in Moscow, it is one of the most iconic buildings in Russia. It was ordered by Ivan the Terrible in 1552 and completed in 1560. The famous decorated domes replaced the original helmeted domes in the 17th century. Photo: K. Pecka, 2014

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Elements of Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

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

Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet), Istanbul, Islamic Architecture, Iznik tiles It's called the Blue Mosque in the West because if the blue Iznik tiles, You can see some here on the big column.

This is an illustration of different elevation developed within the Early Christian and Byzantine Empire.

Monuments of Byzantine architecture. From Bilder-Atlas zum Conversations-Lexikon : Geschichte der Baukunst (plates to the history of achitecture section of the Conversations-Lexikon, AKA Brockhaus Enzyklopädie), Published by Brockhaus, Leipzig,

EARLY BYZANTINE: Hagia Sophia. 532-537. Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey). an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum of the Turkish Republic.

Hagia Sophia:it was built in as a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Constantinopole (now Istanbul) by emperor Justinian.It was designed by the Greek geometers Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles.It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture.

Hagia Sophia-Church  was built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian (Eastern Roman Emperor), in 5th century in Istanbul, Turkey.

Agia Sophia-Church was built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian (Eastern Roman Emperor), in century in Istanbul, Turkey.

St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy "is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture.

statues-and-monuments Marvelous marble by ejhrap St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice, Italy

This is my Greece | Hosios Loukas is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo, in Boeotia. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art and has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites

Greece, Hosios Loukas is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo, in Boeotia. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art and has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites

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