Hagia Maria, Istanbul. Built in just six years by Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the mid-sixth century A.D., Istanbul's Hagia Sophia stood as Christendom’s largest cathedral for almost a thousand years. After the city fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, it was converted to a mosque and outfitted with four slender minarets. In 1935, with the advent of the modern Turkish state, it became a museum.

Inside the Ble Mosque, Instanbul. It's named blue for the color of its tiles.

Mátyás-templom | Matthias-kerk, Boedapest, Hongarije

Mátyás-templom | Matthias-kerk, Boedapest, Hongarije

York Minster, a Gothic masterpiece is crumbling due to a relatively recent enemy: acid rain.    One of the most beautiful and revered cathedrals in Christendom, York Minster in northern England has survived war, looting, fire, pillaging and other threats over the centuries. But the Gothic masterpiece is crumbling due to a relatively recent enemy: acid rain. Preservationists, however, may have found a way to protect it using a common kitchen item.    The limestone rock used to build the…

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