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Interior shot of the Church of the Holy Savior at Chora. Note the “floating” dome and the elaborate mosaics along the ribs.

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A mosaic on the interior of the church of the Holy Savior at Chora.

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A mosaic on the interior of the church of the Holy Savior at Chora. St. Paul.

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A mosaic on the interior of the church of the Holy Savior at Chora. St. Peter


Jesus and Mary, originally uploaded by vshioshvili.

One of the most beautiful icons and most affected by the conversion to a mosque.

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A mosaic on the interior of the church of the Holy Savior at Chora.

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A mosaic on the interior of the church of the Holy Savior at Chora. Detail from Christ’s book

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