Inside the (underground) Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey. / Yerebatan Sarnıcı.
The Byzantine cistern supplied water to the city during barbarian attacks and sieges.
It still contains water but visitors walk around on elevated pathways.
Upside-down head of Medusa in the Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey. / Yerebatan Sarnıcı.
Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey, which links the continents of Europe (left) and Asia (right). / İstanbul Boğazı.
The Ortaköy Mosque with the Bosphorus Bridge towering in the background. / Büyük Mecidiye Camii.
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