Fun fact?

Note in the first photo how tilted the marble column is compared the the child and the floor. The Aya Sophia is the second most distorted building in the world, after the Leaning Tower in Pisa, being some thirty degrees off center due to the weight of the huge dome pictured in the second photo. However, due to constant reinforcement, the structure is steady enough to resist a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which is relevant since Istanbul lies on a fault line and in the next two decades may likely suffer a high-magnitude earthquake.

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