From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1...
This lady cultivates a few fields near her home in a high Himalayan valley, growing barley - as her family has done for generations. All that experience is needed in order to survive in these tough lands. (50% to charities working in the Himalaya)
Thai Senior at Ban Bat Village or Monk Bowl Village where you will find Thai artisans making traditional alms bowls for monks who use traditional alms bowls to receive donations of food in the early morning.
Square picture of vibrant red and orange autumn leaves against deep blue sky. Reflects culmination climax of the seasonal cycle, last exuberance and energy before winter's dormancy, contemplation and introversion. Could symbolise the retirement period in human life.