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Moon over Byzantium

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zorg.ch
#106009 by @ 16.03.2008 00:00 - nach oben -
Moon over Byzantium


Explanation:

Hiding near the Sun, a slender
crescent
Moon
is a difficult but
rewarding sight.

Look to the right (scroll right) and you can
spot one
in this twilight panorama across the Bosporus Strait and along the
skyline of the historic city of
Istanbul.

Recorded on March 8, the Moon is a mere 22
hours young.

A thin, curved edge of the Moon's illuminated surface is just visible
poised in the
western sky
at sunset above the walls of
Topkapi
Palace
.

The palace was built in the reign of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II,
the 15th century conquerer of the city that was then
Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire.

The well-lit domed building immediately to the left of the
palace is Ayasofya
(Hagia Sophia),
a famous example of Byzantine architecture, now a museum.

Still farther to the left is the
Sultan Ahmed Mosque



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zorg.ch
#106463 by @ 21.04.2008 08:54 - nach oben -
hehe.. istanbul truckt en ebe sho no.
zorg.ch
#106471 by @ 21.04.2008 09:47 - nach oben -
am könig vo byzanz sini ferieresidenz. gell?