Photographer's Note

The Basilica Cistern is the largest & most famous underground Byzantine cistern in Istanbul. It is also known by it's Turkish names Yerebatan Sarnici, or Yerebatan Sarayi, which means "sunken palace"
It is a huge underground cistern built in 532. It is 140 metres long and 70 metres wide and the roof is supported by over 300 columns.
It is a quite nice atmosphere in the cistern with classical music playing in the background,cold air, water drops dripping from the roof and rows of columns.
The columns are reused from ruined buildings. Medusa heads are supporting two of the columns.
One of them is upside down the other is lying on the side(I will post it in one WS)
The entrance fee is 10 TL.
I tried to go inside with my tripod but unfortunately is not allowed inside
In the second WS will be another surprise ,somehow funny : Peter at work :)

Once again thanks again dear Mesut for that last day in Istanbul :)(Do you remember the story of 15/50 minutes of waiting :)))) )

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Additional Photos by Isabela Andreia Sorescu (isabela_sor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 1550 N: 8630] (47748)
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