PHOTO: Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

PHOTO: Basilica Cistern Provided Water Storage During Roman Times in Istanbul, Turkey, Then Known as Constantinople

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Basilica Cistern provided water filtration storage during Roman times in Istanbul, Turkey

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8 Comments on “PHOTO: Basilica Cistern Provided Water Storage During Roman Times in Istanbul, Turkey, Then Known as Constantinople

    • Hi Kenin: I didn’t know that; hadn’t yet read Inferno but just put it on my list. Thanks!

  1. Hi Barbara, I am just back from Turkey……I accidentally came across an tiny street that still had ‘original’….at least what I perceive to be original tiny Turkish houses, all painted in bright colours. I can only give you vague directions……it was after I visited the mosaic museum, after I walked thru the shopping street which used to be the Royal Stables, the area is behind the Blue Mosque. If you are facing the Hagia Sophia, go to your right, first to the cultral centre, then keep walking down to the next intersection and turn right…..to the Mosaic Museum, after that, the ex R stables shops, at the end of the ex R. stables, turn left and you will see the tiny coloured houses……then that leads back to the old chariot circuit, Blue Mosque etc. Let me know how you like it. I loved it…..found it by accident, always the best finds.

    • Hi Trixie: Unfortunately, I’m already gone from Turkey. The stories on my blog usually run 6-8 weeks behind my actual location. However, I know the area you are referring to. I stood at the rear of the Blue Mosque and looked down on the cobblestone street to the Mosaic Museum. I’ve made a note and will absolutely check out that area more thoroughly next time. You’re so right about the accidental finds being the best.

  2. Glad to see you made it to Turkey. I look forward to seeing what you found there!

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