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Cambridge Tour 02: Market Square

Cambridge Tour 02: Market Square

January 25, 2020

The growth of Cambridge's market and its importance to both town and university.

 

Welcome to Cambridge! During this tour, we will help you to get to know this historic market town with a thriving business community and world-renowned university.

We’ll be viewing the historical colleges from outside and cover some historical Cambridge traditions.

Cambridge Tour 01: Cambridge before the University

Cambridge Tour 01: Cambridge before the University

January 25, 2020

How Cambridge grew from a simple riverside development

 

Welcome to Cambridge! During this tour, we will help you to get to know this historic market town with a thriving business community and world-renowned university.

We’ll be viewing the historical colleges from outside and cover some historical Cambridge traditions.

Hagia Sophia 25: Outside Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia 25: Outside Hagia Sophia

January 25, 2020

Sultans’ tombs and buildings on the south side of Hagia Sophia

 

An accurate and entertaining tour of Istanbul’s magnificent Hagia Sophia:

- Covers Hagia Sophia’s 1500 years of history, during Byzantine and Ottoman eras

- Explains why Hagia Sophia is an architectural wonder and one of the most important buildings in the world

- Special focus on mosaics, which are among the greatest achievements of European art

Hagia Sophia 24: Vestibule of the Warriors

Hagia Sophia 24: Vestibule of the Warriors

January 19, 2020

The Vestibule of the Warriors and its function

 

An accurate and entertaining tour of Istanbul’s magnificent Hagia Sophia:

- Covers Hagia Sophia’s 1500 years of history, during Byzantine and Ottoman eras

- Explains why Hagia Sophia is an architectural wonder and one of the most important buildings in the world

- Special focus on mosaics, which are among the greatest achievements of European art

Hagia Sophia 23: The Mosaic of Archangel Gabriel

Hagia Sophia 23: The Mosaic of Archangel Gabriel

January 19, 2020

The mosaic of Archangel Gabriel from the Apse

 

An accurate and entertaining tour of Istanbul’s magnificent Hagia Sophia:

- Covers Hagia Sophia’s 1500 years of history, during Byzantine and Ottoman eras

- Explains why Hagia Sophia is an architectural wonder and one of the most important buildings in the world

- Special focus on mosaics, which are among the greatest achievements of European art

Hagia Sophia 22: Mosaic Panel of Emperor Alexander

Hagia Sophia 22: Mosaic Panel of Emperor Alexander

January 19, 2020

Description of the mosaic of Emperor Alexander

 

An accurate and entertaining tour of Istanbul’s magnificent Hagia Sophia:

- Covers Hagia Sophia’s 1500 years of history, during Byzantine and Ottoman eras

- Explains why Hagia Sophia is an architectural wonder and one of the most important buildings in the world

 
Hagia Sophia 21: Deesis Mosaic and Byzantine Renaissance

Hagia Sophia 21: Deesis Mosaic and Byzantine Renaissance

January 18, 2020

The Deesis mosaic and the Byzantine Renaissance

 

An accurate and entertaining tour of Istanbul’s magnificent Hagia Sophia:

- Covers Hagia Sophia’s 1500 years of history, during Byzantine and Ottoman eras

- Explains why Hagia Sophia is an architectural wonder and one of the most important buildings in the world

- Special focus on mosaics, which are among the greatest achievements of European art

Hagia Sophia 20: The Tomb of Enrico Dandolo

Hagia Sophia 20: The Tomb of Enrico Dandolo

January 18, 2020

Remains of the sarcophagus of Enrico Dandolo

 

An accurate and entertaining tour of Istanbul’s magnificent Hagia Sophia:

- Covers Hagia Sophia’s 1500 years of history, during Byzantine and Ottoman eras

- Explains why Hagia Sophia is an architectural wonder and one of the most important buildings in the world

- Special focus on mosaics, which are among the greatest achievements of European art

Hagia Sophia 19: Emperor Comnenos and Empress Irene Mosaic

Hagia Sophia 19: Emperor Comnenos and Empress Irene Mosaic

January 18, 2020

Description and style of the Mosaic of Emperor John II Comnenos and Empress Irene

 

An accurate and entertaining tour of Istanbul’s magnificent Hagia Sophia:

- Covers Hagia Sophia’s 1500 years of history, during Byzantine and Ottoman eras

- Explains why Hagia Sophia is an architectural wonder and one of the most important buildings in the world

Hagia Sophia 18: Constantine and Empress Zoe Mosaic

Hagia Sophia 18: Constantine and Empress Zoe Mosaic

January 16, 2020

Description and style of the Mosaic of Emperor Constantine IX and Empress Zoe

 

An accurate and entertaining tour of Istanbul’s magnificent Hagia Sophia:

- Covers Hagia Sophia’s 1500 years of history, during Byzantine and Ottoman eras

- Explains why Hagia Sophia is an architectural wonder and one of the most important buildings in the world

- Special focus on mosaics, which are among the greatest achievements of European art