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the basilica cistern was built by the Byzantines back in the days of Emp. Justinian 1st (6th cent. AD). it's probably the most famous cistern in the world. there're numerous columns supporting the cistern. the main function of a cistern is for storing water.

it's also quite cool inside the cistern, I noticed at least a 5 degrees Celsius drop going underground to this cistern from the streets of Sultanahmet above.

I've noticed that there're many photographs on TE showing this place so I've decided to try a slightly different perspective, playing with symmetry and also using the two tourists to show the scale of the place better.


*I've put a black & white version in the workshop. I couldn't really decide which one is better...what do u think?

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Additional Photos by Cheuk Hin Tsang (tcht) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1198 W: 65 N: 1267] (7565)
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