Byzantine Beauties

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Basilica of St. Apollinaris in Classe, Classe Fuori, ItalyBasilica of St. Apollinaris in ClasseClasse Fuori, ItalyThis is one of my favorite mosaics in all of Ravenna. So beautiful.Bode Museum, Berlin, GermanyBode MuseumBerlin, GermanyThis came from Ravenna, but it's in Berlin. Here's a story about it: http://jauntingjen.com/2013/12/30/the-byzantine-beauty-in-berlin/Bode Museum, Berlin, GermanyBode MuseumBerlin, GermanyRavenna in Berlin!Bode Museum, Berlin, GermanyBode MuseumBerlin, GermanyJust one more mosaic from Ravenna.Battistero Neoniano, Ravenna, ItalyBattistero NeonianoRavenna, ItalyRavenna is by far my favorite destination, so many beautiful mosaics.Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, ItalyBasilica di Sant'Apollinare NuovoRavenna, ItalyA mosaic of Justinian... but it used to be of Theodoric the Great!Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Ravenna, ItalyMausoleo di Galla PlacidiaRavenna, ItalyMore Byzantine MosaicsBasilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, ItalyBasilica di San VitaleRavenna, ItalyI don't know how I missed a photo of Theodora on the opposite side....Torcello, Venice, ItalyTorcelloVenice, ItalyIt took two ferries to get to Torcello, but it was worth it to see Byzantine mosaics in Venice's oldest church.Santa Maria Assunta Positano, Positano, ItalySanta Maria Assunta PositanoPositano, ItalyThe church's roots date back to the 10th century when it began as a Benedictine Abbey dedicated to San Vito. It was later rededicated to the Virgin...St. Naum, MacedoniaSt. NaumMacedoniaSveti Naum is a fun, easy day trip from the town of Ohrid in Macedonia. The boats leave from Ohrid's main dock at 10:00 AM and depart Sveti Naum at...Church of St. John the Baptist, Jerusalem, IsraelChurch of St. John the BaptistJerusalem, IsraelA few layers of chruches, Byzantine, Crusader and lastly a late-17th-century Franciscan church, built with the aid of the Spanish royal family,...Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul, TurkeyHagia Sophia MuseumIstanbul, TurkeyHagia Sophia once the jewel of the Byzantine Roman empire is as impressive today as it was in 530 a .d. Through out its long and storied history it...Bode Museum, Berlin, GermanyBode MuseumBerlin, GermanyRavenna, Italy is one of my favorite places on earth. imagine my surprise at finding a little piece of Ravenna in the Bode museum in Berlin.Battistero degli Ariani, Ravenna, ItalyBattistero degli ArianiRavenna, ItalyOne more shot where I had to lie flat on the floor....Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, ItalyBasilica di San VitaleRavenna, ItalyIs there anything more beautiful than the Byzantine mosaics at Ravenna? I don't think so.Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Ravenna, ItalyMausoleo di Galla PlacidiaRavenna, ItalyNot many places left in the world where you can find original fifth century brick.Ravenna, ItalyRavennaItalyThe mosaics in Ravenna are the most beautiful in the world!Torcello, Venice, ItalyTorcelloVenice, ItalyIt took two ferries and more than a few hours to get to these Byzantine mosaics in Torcello, but it was worth the trip.Haghia Sophia, Istanbul, TurkeyHaghia SophiaIstanbul, TurkeyAnother Hagia Sophia beauty!
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