Upon entering the Hagia Sophia Museum the first impression is of the vastness of the size. The structure is large and one would expect it to be the same inside but the words of the tourist were of surprise. The main attraction is the ceiling decor, the mosiacs, and the odd combination of mixed religious icons.
Dating from the 9th century, this mosiac of the Virgin and Child is faded and up to the imagination.
The Mimbar for the mosque was crafed in the 16th century