Santa Sofia


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Noun1.Santa Sofia - a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century
Constantinople, Istanbul, Stamboul, Stambul - the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
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Being a sculptor myself, I got to know and appreciate Georgi Chapkanov, the author of the Santa Sofia statue in the center of the City.
Our final visit was to 24-employee Bussisrl, in Santa Sofia in Italy's Tuscany region, which makes shutters, blinds, sliding glass doors framed in chestnut, oak, pine, mahogany, Douglas fir, hemlock, niangon and iroko.
Raymond Donnelly, 36, was crossing the northern Italian city's Via Santa Sofia when he was hit by the car.
Police said he had been trying to cross the busy Via Santa Sofia.

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