05 March 2011

the basilica cistern

There are several hundred cisterns {underground water holds} located under the city of Istanbul, the largest of these being the Basilica Cistern. Near the magnificent Hagia Sophia, and built on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, lies the cistern, ancient in it's being {it was built in the 6th century during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, nonetheless breathtaking and awe-inspiring. 

{the ancientness}

{the head(s) of medusa}

{no one knows}

{we love being dripped on by centuries old water}

1 comment:

paul said...

how incredible and exotic

brings back memories of James Bond movie "From Russia With Love"