Photo of the Month 14. Januar 202118. Januar 2021 DAI Istanbul IT "If these two beautiful women in the photograph who enjoy emptiness in front of the Kariye Mosque or formerly known as the Chora Monastery, with their children in the shade of trees see the current state of this area they would surely be very surprised as much as us who are looking at the photo now. This emptiness which may be characterized well by the word Chora, meaning land or country, is today covered with an intensive urban texture. Unfortunately, shade of the trees, women, children, and their joy are not there anymore, but Kariye Mosque is still there, having overcome many difficulties like Iconoclasm, Latin conquest and many earthquakes. Although it has undergone several changes over time it has succeeded in preserving its beauty that amazes those who enter it ..."