also resembles Suleiman Mosques where Woolf experienced freedom from boundaries.
Despite her status as the wife of the British Ambassador, however, Lady Mary found it difficult to obtain entry into Santa Sophia
, and was allowed inside only after three requests to the governor and a long debate among legal officials....
ran respectably to finish seventh in the Vodafone Oaks after being supplemented into the Epsom Classic.
That run saw her go down by one-anda-quarter lengths to the more experienced Santa Sophia
, but she ran a little green when asked to go and pass John Dunlop's filly inside the final furlong and the experience will have done her good.
secured some valuable black type to enhance her future status as a broodmare after she held off all challengers to win the Oaks Trial.
Eddery knows what's needed for Epsom glory as well, so how does he rate Santa Sophia
's chances if it is decided to supplement the filly for the real thing early next month.
The Oaks Trial may not have given us any clues for the Epsom Classic but victory for Santa Sophia
certainly had the bookmakers smiling.
I ride a two-year-old filly for John Dunlop, SANTA SOPHIA
in the maiden and expect Paul Cole's PIETER BRUEGHEL to give me a good spin in the seven-furlong handicap.
He was horrified that Russia might occupy Constantinople, reconvert Santa Sophia
from a mosque to a cathedral and place Orthodoxy on a level with Rome.
In San Vitale in Ravenna and St Mark's, Venice, he found his inspiration, though his principal influence was a book on Santa Sophia
in Constantinople, a basilica he was prevented from visiting by an outbreak of cholera.
"The Santa Sophia
" is one of the oldest monuments in the world its origins date back to 550AD when it was originally built by the Roman emperor Justinian in Sultan Ahmet.
Justinian's reign is highlighted by the amount of building that took place in the Empire (Sant ' Apollinare in Classe and San Vitale, both in Ravenna, and Santa Sophia
in Constantinople) and the code of laws he had published, the Corpus juris civilis, now called the Justinian Code.