Apr 17th 2010

Gwendolyn Zabicki: Hagia Sophia

@ Spoke

119 N Peoria St, 3D, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Saturday, April 17th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, April 17th

The Hagia Sophia Basilica in Istanbul, Turkey is famous for its history, beautiful dome, and the mystical quality of light that reflects inside of it. Built in 330AD, it withstood no fewer than 17 sieges between the time it was founded and 1204 when it finally fell to the Christians of the west (the Normans). In its long history, the Hagia Sophia has been home to Pagans, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, and is currently preserved as a museum.

Spoke will be home to a miniature version of the Hagia Sophia. Complete with gold dome, marble floors, and 168 windows, this recreation is just big enough to seat one adult inside. Come hear about its colorful history, and enjoy the warm golden light of seasonal affective disorder therapeutic lamps housed inside its walls.

Presented by Gwendolyn Zabicki.

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