Lantern slides created during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include mosques, ruins, and sacred spaces. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy.
Architectural Lantern Slides of Turkey
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- G. Massiot & cie
Hagia Sophia is a former patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, now a museum, in Istanbul, Turkey. Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture. It was the largest cathedral ever built in the world for nearly a thousand years, until the completion of the Medieval Seville Cathedral in 1520. The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 AD on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, and was in fact the t…
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