Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sofia, Bulgaria

The Ottomans were thrown out in 1878, then the cathedral was built: Bulgarian Orthodox, Greek architecture, named for a Russian saint, marbles from Munich, metal gates from Vienna, ornaments from Berlin, mosaics from Venice. Its profile? Reminiscent of Istanbul's Ottoman mosques, which were inspired by Byzantine churches. Ideas come full circle. [2010]

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