1. Turkey through iPhone4S!

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    *Some scenes from this film was also featured in the latest series of Korean Air (late 2013) commercials* Travel video of sights seen around Turkey including Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara and Cappadocia regions. Shot in January-February 2013. Primarily used an iPhone 4s with Filmic Pro app, as well as 3-in-1 lens dial accessory. All the time lapses and a few scenes were shot with a GoPro HERO 3. Thanks to: Mum & Dad New Goreme Tours (Cappadocia) www.newgoreme.com Sky Way Balloons (Cappadocia) www.skywayballoons.com Erhan Yuruk (Istanbul) Music: Lonesome Dreams by Lord Huron www.lordhuron.com

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    • Incredible Istanbul: Three Perfect Days

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      I spent 3 days in Istanbul, Turkey exploring this amazing city with my wife. This is the visual story of my experiences while visiting this interesting destinations that teeters between Europe and Asia. Enjoy! Read the blog post at http://bit.ly/UL53SJ. Shot on a Canon EOS 7D, and color graded with Red Giant Colorista and Mojo. Find more on my blog at theminutetour.com. I appreciate and respond to all comments on my Facebook page at facebook.com/theminutetour! Music: "Golden Lining" by Broke for Free. (soundcloud.com/broke-for-free/broke-for-free-the-gold-lining) #shoutbox

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      • Bosphorus Light (Timelapse) Istanbul

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        Bosphorus Light (Timelapse) Istanbul 2013-'14 Istanbul - TURKEY Shot and Edited by Fatih S.M. Şadoğlu The Bosphorus is a strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. The Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles strait to the southwest together form the Turkish Straits. Canon 5dmkII Music: Celestial Lights Contact: fatihsadoglu@gmail.com Follow: instagram.com/fsmsadoglu facebook.com/fsmsph twitter.com/fsmsadoglu www.fsms.tv

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        • Beauty Brings The 2 Big Religion Together

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          2011 Music: Classical Mind - Raif Kurt Hagia Sophia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other uses, see Hagia Sophia (disambiguation). "Aghia Sophia" redirects here. For the steamship, see SS Aghia Sophia. Hagia Sophia Ἁγία Σοφία View of the Hagia Sophia from Sultanahmet square Location Istanbul (historically Constantinople) Turkey Designer Isidore of Miletus Anthemius of Tralles Type Currently a Museum, formerly an Imperial Mosque (1453-1931) and Roman Catholic Cathedral (1204-1261); originally constructed as an Eastern Orthodox Cathedral (562-1204, 1261-1453). Material Ashlar, brick Length 82 m (269 ft) Width 73 m (240 ft) Height 55 m (180 ft) Beginning date 532 Completion date 537 Another interior view of the Hagia Sophia, showing Islamic elements in the ceiling. Interior view of the Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Aya Sofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople of the Western Crusader established Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1934, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.[1] The Church was dedicated to the Logos, the second person of the Holy Trinity,[2] its dedication feast taking place on December 25, the anniversary of the incarnation of the Logos in Christ.[2] Although it is sometimes referred to as Sancta Sophia (as though it were named after Saint Sophia), sophia is the phonetic spelling in Latin of the Greek word for wisdom - the full name in Greek being Ναός τῆς Ἁγίας τοῦ Θεοῦ Σοφίας, "Church of the Holy Wisdom of God".[3][4] Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture."[5] It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520. The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and was the third Church of the Holy Wisdom to occupy the site, the previous two having both been destroyed by rioters. It was designed by Isidore of Miletus, a physicist, and Anthemius of Tralles, a mathematician.[6] The church contained a large collection of holy relics and featured, among other things, a 49 foot (15 m) silver iconostasis. It was the seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople and the religious focal point of the Eastern Orthodox Church for nearly one thousand years. It is the church in which Cardinal Humbert in 1054 excommunicated Michael I Cerularius - which is commonly considered the start of the Great Schism. In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who subsequently ordered the building converted into a mosque.[7] The bells, altar, iconostasis, and sacrificial vessels were removed and many of the mosaics were plastered over. Islamic features — such as the mihrab, minbar, and four minarets — were added while in the possession of the Ottomans. It remained a mosque until 1935, when it was converted into a museum by the Republic of Turkey. For almost 500 years the principal mosque of Istanbul, Hagia Sophia served as a model for many other Ottoman mosques, such as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque of Istanbul), the Şehzade Mosque, the Süleymaniye Mosque, the Rüstem Pasha Mosque and the Kılıç Ali Paşa Mosque.

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          • Istanbul

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            Shot in three days on a sightseeing trip in Istanbul. Filmed on the Canon Eos 60D, handheld. Lenses: Canon EF-S 17-85mm 4.0-5.6 & Canon EF 50mm 1.4 Music: Rodriguez - Hate Street Dialogue (Round Table Knights Searching For Sugar Man Edit)

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            • Istanbul

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              Travel highlights from Istanbul May 2015. Shot at the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. GH4: Lumix 35-100mm, Voigtlander 25mm, Tokina 11-16mm. Music: Salomon Ligthelm - In The Sullen Silence

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              • Istanbul

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                An audiovisual postcard from Istanbul.

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                • Istanbul - City Of Contrasts

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                  Istanbul Volume 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2FKlfUyAQ8 The video was made in april 2014. The photos were taken in six days. Footage available in 4K (Ultra HD) Contact: Amir Kulaglic - akfilms.net Equipment: Canon 5D Mark III Canon EF 70-200mm 1:4.0 L IS USM Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM Macro Canon EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM Canon EF 24-105mm 1:4.0 L IS USM Emotimo TB3 Pocketslider Editing: Lightroom LRTimelapse 3.3 Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects We are thankful to Nuru Ziya Suites in Istanbul for staying in their apartments. Everyone who wants to visit the amazing city Istanbul should stay in the urban styled apartments from Nuru Ziya http://nuruziya.com/ . You will feel very comfortable because of the great location and the kind personal. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Das Video wurde im April 2014 in Istanbul gemacht. Die Fotos wurden im Rahmen von 6 Tagen aufgenommen. Zubehör: Canon 5D Mark III Canon EF 70-200mm 1:4.0 L IS USM Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM Macro Canon EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM Canon EF 24-105mm 1:4.0 L IS USM Emotimo TB3 Pocketslider Bearbeitung: Lightroom LRTimelapse Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects Einen großen Dank an Nuru Ziya Suites (nuruziya.com) in Istanbul für die wunderbare Unterkunft. Die Nuru Ziya Suites können wir allen die nach Istanbul reisen wollen von Herzen empfehlen, denn ihr urbaner Stil wird jedem Geschmack treu und sie fühlen sich rund herum wohl.

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                  • Istanbul

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                    Istanbul. Travel video.

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                    • SAINT SOPHIA CHURCH IN ISTANBUL WAS THE CHURCH OF FIRST CHRISTIAN EMPEROR

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                      Saint Sophia or Hagia Sophia Church in Istanbul is dedicated to the church of first Christian Emperor Constantine, destroyed by earthquake and twice burnt down by Nika riots than build by Emperor Justinian again on a larger base is one of the major architectural monuments of antiquity. The mosaics of Jesus Christ is the best on the world. This year Istanbul has been chosen as a European Capital of Culture. There are many festivities around the town. Istanbul is a city located on two continents Europe and Asia, Bosporus and Golden Horn in the middle,Princes Islands, Harem, Topkapi Palace and Museum at the European side. City combines the most unique cultures and arts as a bridge to many civilizations. The festivals are international and open to anyone who wants to discover this unusual city subject of many novels and films. Saint Sophia and Chora Churches are now museums of two religions, decided by the founder of the nation, Atatürk. Ps. Several hundred years ago repairs and additional structures designed by Architect Sinan of the Sultan Suleiman the Lawgiver Music: Café Anatolia Also there is amazing story of two soldier saints near H. Sophia there is a small H. Sophia chapel. They were lover boy buddies. Their story can be a subject of great historical movie. In short the story is below. Sergius and Bacchus The Küçük Ayasofya started as the church of Sergius and Bacchus. They were two Syrian officers in the Roman army on the frontier of the Roman province of Augusta Euphratensis. Sergius was a senior officer, the primicerius, within one of the imperial bodyguard units, the schola gentilium, in which Bacchus also served as a secundoceriuus or fellow officer. The oldest text of their martyrology, in the Greek language, describes Sergius and Bacchus as "erastai", litteraly "lovers." Both mates enjoyed the favor of the eastern Roman emperor Galerius Maximianus (305-311 A.D.). Thus arousing the envy of their fellow officers who complained to the emperor that these two were not only Christians but, contrary to strict laws of Roman worship, were attempting conversion among the ranks. Doubting the rumors, says the historical record, the emperor then ordered his two favorites to join his escort, and led them to a sacrifice at the Temple of Jupiter. While their fellow officers feasted on the sacrifice, however, Sergius and Bacchus were nowhere to be seen. They had remained outside the temple, refusing even to witness the sacrifice, much less to partake of the feast. The emperor ordered them to enter the temple of Jupiter. When they refused his order, they were stripped of their arms and badges of rank, and then humiliated by being paraded through the streets of Arabissus (near Comana in Cappadocia), dressed in women's clothing and sent to be judged by the military commander of the province of August Euphratensis, the dux Antiochus, an old friend of Sergius' it was said, who furthermore had been granted his post through Sergius' influence. But instead of trying to persuade Sergius to retract, Antiochus, according to the version of the story as described in the biography of the emperor Julian, "he instead ordered what he deemed to be despicable Christians to travel with him from city to city in a cautionary display before an avid public, until they finally reached the seat of Antiochus' authority, at his palace in Barbalissus. At that moment," the story goes, "an angel appeared to them during their journey and bade them take courage, and another appeared to them during their first night in Barbalissus. The following day they were brought to trial before Antiochus, but remained steadfast in their faith. Sergius was returned to his cell, while Bacchus was beaten on October 1st A.D. 290 over several hours. At the very moment he gave up the ghost a great voice was heard welcoming him into heaven, and his tormentors were stupefied. Antiochus, with this, forbade the burial of his remains. Instead he left them exposed outside the fort to be preyed upon by dogs and other scavengers. Yet the curs and the jackals refused to touch poor Bacchus' remains. On the contrary, they maintained a vigil over them. The following morning, monks living nearby buried them in one of their caves. The night following his death, Bacchus appeared to Sergius and urged him on in his faith." And so the tale proceeds, intended to impress the faithless and reassure the faithful. "Antiochus journeyed to Sura the next day, and brought Sergius with him. Sergius refused another opportunity to offer sacrifice to the gods, and Antiochus punished him by having nails driven through the soles of his boots. He then forced him to run before his carriage for the journey of nine miles to the fort of Tetrapyrgium. That night an angel healed Sergius' feet. Antiochus, the following morning, was astonished by Sergius' miraculous recovery, accused him of sorcery and ordered the same punishment, this time to be endured along the nine-mile road to Resafa. Upon arrival Sergius was led to his execution. But at the moment of his death on October 7th A.D. 290, again a voice came down from heaven, ordering the onlookers to bury his remains, to conceal them from the pagans. When attempts were made to exhume the remains, God protested and sent great flames to mark the burial spot, and soldiers aroused by the sight repented of their heartlessness and feared for their lives, so built a small shrine to Sergius. Time passed and Resafa's facilities were taxed to the limit by the site's following, and in order to accommodate the floods of pilgrims that descended on the city gates, eventually had to be expanded. In 434 Byzantine emperor Anastasias I, therefore, in 434, ordered the construction of a cathedral. Fifteen bishops came to the spot that year to consecrate the anniversary of Sergius' death on the seventh of October. In 491 the fortress, by this time a cosmopolitan urban center, officially was renamed "Sergiopolis". It became one of the greatest pilgrimage centers in the east. Even Chosroes II, King of Persia, became a follower when during a crisis in his kingdom he inexplicably appealed to the Christian martyr. Should St. Sergius hear his plea, he vowed, he would return Justinian's gold cross to Resafa. The cross in question, according to the legend, was actually a priceless jewel-encrusted crucifix offered to Sergius by Teodosia, Justinian's wife; it had been looted in a Persian raid on the fortress during the reign of Chosroes I. On a second occasion the Persian king appealed to St. Sergius, for his favorite wife to bear him a son. This wish was also granted. To show his gratitude the Persian sent precious gifts to the priests of Resafa, including rich vessels bearing his name and destined for use in the service of the church. The Byzantine Emperor Justinian (r. 527-65) was among the saints' devotees. According to legend, when Justinian was a young man he was condemned to death for plotting against Emperor Anastasius. But Sergius and Bacchus appeared to the emperor in a dream, convincing him to release Justinian. Justinian began construction on a church dedicated to Sergius and Bacchus immediately after becoming emperor himself in 527 AD. The chosen site was just inside the sea walls west of the Hormisdas Palace (where Justinian lived before ascending the throne), next to the Hippodrome. The architect was Anthemius of Tralles, a mathematician and the author of a book on burning mirrors, the Paradoxographia. The church was completed by 536 AD and connected to a three-aisled basilica dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, which Justinian had begun to build in 519. None of it survives today. The Church of Sts. Sergius and Bacchus was built on an octagonal floor plan with a central dome, which inspired the design of the great Hagia Sophia, begun just a few years later in 532. The earlier church was therefore dubbed the "Little Ayasofya" (Küçük Ayasofya). Tradition has it that Bishop Ecclesius carried to Ravenna the plans of the church of the Sts. Sergius and Bacchus for the building of S. Vitale. The monastery of the Sts. Sergius and Bacchus is also known as "monastery of Hormisdas" from the name of the district near the sea-walls where Justinian resided as heir to the throne. Du Cange informs us that the Latin clergy of Constantinople officiated in the church of the Sts. Sergius and Bacchus and also that Papal envoyees arriving at the Hormisdas harbour were given hospitality in the monastery. The names of Paul and Gregory, abbots of the monastery of Hormisdas, are included in the list of prelates present at the Councils of 536 and 787 respectively. In the East, Sergius and Bacchus were universally honoured. The relationship of Sergius and Bacchus was considered an exemplar of compassionate union, and possibly even marriage, based on agape (brotherly love) and mutual respect. When Chosroes II of Persia effectively sacked Sergiopolis in 616 the mortal remains of the soldiersaints Sergius and Bacchus were brought to the Küçük Ayasofya in Istanbul. Parts of his relics were transferred to Venice, where these saints were patrons of the ancient cathedral and the cult of the soldiersaints was becoming popular in the west as well. The relics of Sergius and Bacchus are venerated in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Chioggia, near Venice. In the first half of the XIV century Venetian jewelers made two holders to expose their bones in ciseled, embossed and gilded silver, about 58 cm tall and 7 cm wide. The Liber Pontificalis states that Pope Paschal I (817-824) founded an oratory and a monastery dedicated to Sts Sergius and Bacchus in Rome. In France the soldiersaints were honored with a cloister at Angers and a church at Chartres. Christian art represents the two saints in military garb. A mass is assigned to them in the "Sacramentarium" of Pope Gelasius. Their church of the Sts. Sergius and Bacchus in Istanbul was in 1073 mentioned by pilgrims. Beside the relics of the soldiersaint the skull of St. John Chrysostom is said to have been one of the most prized possessions of the church. No reference exists after 1427. İstanbul tarihi zenginlikleri ve değişik kültürlere köprü olması bakımından dünyanın sayılı şehirlerinden biridir. Her ne kadar bu şehre gereken önemi vermememize ve tarihi eserleri ve alanları koruma bakımından eksik kalsak bile bu sene Avrupa Başkenti olmaya iyi hazırlanmıştır. İstanbul la altmış seneden beri iç içe olmama rağmen çok akraba mezarlarının orada olmasına yanında hala her gün yeni efsaneler hikâyeler ve tarihi gerçeklerini öğrenmekteyim. Sonu gelmeyen çok sayıda imparatorluktan kalma yaşlı bir güzel gibidir. Hayranlarının sayısı her asırda daha çok artacaktır ama kıymetini bilelim Atatürk ün iki din için müze yaptığı bu muhteşem esere sahip çıkalım ve koruyalım bu güzelliği. Not. Tamiratı ve eklentileri Mimar Sinan tarafından yapılmıştır.

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