by Şerif Yenen

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020 | 1:00 pm (EST)


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A virtual guided tour followed by live Q&A with Şerif Yenen, prominent Turkish travel specialist, writer, tourist guide, and travel filmmaker.

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by historians, is one of the most visited places in the world in terms of art and architecture history. Built in 537 by the eastern Roman emperor Justinian I, it was the largest Christian church of the eastern Roman Empire and the Eastern Orthodox Church. It was then the world's largest interior space and among the first to employ a fully pendentive dome. It is said to have "changed the history of architecture".  Şerif Yenen will be interpreting Hagia Sophia with breathtaking images and videos.


Şerif Yenen is a Turkish travel specialist, travel writer, tourist guide and travel film-maker. He gives Cultural Heritage of Turkey, Travel Writing & Blogging, Anatolian Civilisations and Tourist Guiding lessons as a part-time instructor at the Bilgi and Boğaziçi Universities. He wrote “Turkish Odyssey” in English, the “first guidebook of Turkey ever written by a Turk”. He is the producer, director and writer of Istanbul Unveiled, an awards-winning travel documentary with eight international awards. Yenen gives lectures in the US and Turkey about travel in Turkey, Turkish history and culture. The majority of his lectures are in academic communities. His guidebooks are used as textbooks or are on suggested reading lists at various universities, and his articles and columns are published in international magazines and national newspapers. He continues his signature tours with a focus on culture, history and culinary experiences. He is also a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs.


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