The photo I’ve selected for this week’s theme of Depth was taken at the Basilica Cistern, located beneath the city of Istanbul. It was built in the 6th century and is a massive 10,000 square metres in area. The ceiling is supported by 336, 9 metre high, marble columns – two of the columns have blocks carved with the image of Medusa at their base. Walking around the cistern is a fascinating although somewhat eerie experience, due mostly to the low lighting and the ghostly images of fish swimming around in the water.
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