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The church "Saint Sophia"
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Church of Hagia Sophia, "the Old Metropolis is located at the presumed old city center. It is a three-nave basilica with a semicircular apse, which is outside trammel with parvil and an inner court (patio). Its length is 25.50 meters. Lateral vessels are separated by the central square built of stone pillars connected by brick arches. Above the second step arcade. On the east wall above the apse are three arched windows. Basilica had two layer roof that is not maintained.Inside the church was plastered with mortar and painted. All below was covered with a mosaic of small colored stones. The construction of the basilica dates from the end of V and the beginning of the VI century. There are two construction period, its current form it acquired at the beginning of IX century. In the Middle Ages the church serves as a cathedral of the diocese of the Metropolitan Center in Nessebar. In 1257 was looted by the Venetians, many religious relics are referred to the church of San Salvatore in Venice. Abandoned at the end of XVIII century.


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08/25/10 11:21 AM GMT
Maria what a beautiful picture very well done fav. and save.

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08/25/10 11:47 AM GMT
A fabulous moody interior shot, Maria. You've really done this venerable building justice here.
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08/25/10 12:09 AM GMT
Nice work of hard to take shots place, Maria. Good composition.

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08/25/10 12:34 AM GMT
Maria - The dark stone walls, with their arches lit by spotlights, form a very moody scene. Very well composed, you present the church nicely. Thad
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08/25/10 12:41 AM GMT
Very nicely done. It has an eerie look to it. Beautiful lighting and colors.
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08/25/10 1:02 PM GMT
Super shot! Very well done all the way around.

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08/25/10 1:03 PM GMT
Abs. beautiful. Both narrative and picture are very well composed.
Saved & faved.
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08/25/10 1:13 PM GMT
The building is really lovely,very nice lighting,the photo looks very good,good luck in the contest.
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08/25/10 3:03 PM GMT
Very impressive, nice composition, great shot.
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08/25/10 4:06 PM GMT
The light makes it appear to be on fire Maria. I really like the look of the arches.


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08/25/10 5:22 PM GMT
You have captured a beautiful mood. Despite the tricky lighting conditions, you have conveyed to us a beautiful picture. Very well done!
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08/25/10 6:15 PM GMT
Very beautiful photo...Fran
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08/25/10 7:51 PM GMT
Love the mood you have captured here and of course the beauty of the arches. Great work, both photo and narrative.
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08/25/10 8:23 PM GMT
Very Impressive.Stunning photo with Beautiful colors and light.
Superb narrative.
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08/25/10 9:34 PM GMT
Dark, and foreboding but yet well done. =^..^=sandi♥
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08/25/10 10:37 PM GMT
Very nicely presented photo, Maria. I like the lighting and shadows, plus the colours create a nice atmosphere for the shot. Great job and thanks for sharing.
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08/26/10 2:23 AM GMT
Lovely rich colours and contrasts. Nice piece of history too.
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08/26/10 1:15 PM GMT
Superb shot!! Good good composition and lighting :o)
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08/27/10 2:09 AM GMT
My first thought was that this church is older than Time itself, and your picture expresses that beautifully.
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09/07/10 11:23 AM GMT
Maria - Congratulations for placing in the Old Buildings contest. Thad
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09/07/10 12:20 AM GMT
Congratulations on your placement in the contest Maria !
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09/07/10 3:43 PM GMT
I really like the light in this one. Thanks for the information, too! Congrats in the contest as well!
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09/07/10 5:47 PM GMT
Congratulations on your win!
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11/10/10 2:43 AM GMT
Maria, what an interesting narrative. I am so happy that I had the opportunity to read of this remarkable church. I also wish to send you congrats on your win with it.
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