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    thru a fish eye.
    built in 537 ad. the dome is so large the statue of liberty could fit inside.
    took only 5 years to build 1500 yrs ago. largest church in the world for 1000 years

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    Beautiful. Why don't they build anything like that today?
     
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    It is one extremely beautiful mosque :cool:
     
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    :lol:Mosque?
     
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    originally built as a church in 537 it was a church until 1453 when constantinolple was conquered and it became a mosque. in 1931 the turkish republic seized it and converted it into a museum,which opened in 1935.
    the use of the building as a house of worship is expressly forbidden today
     
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    1500 years ago? Aliens had to have helped.
     
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    been there. it's beautiful. though we didn't get to go inside.
     
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    We don't ? What the hell kinda church is that?
     
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    I went to a really big ass church once.
     
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    How big was it?
     

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