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Istanbul june 2009 2493.jpg
26-JUN-2009

Istanbul june 2009 2493.jpg

Detail of a ‘sebil’ in Turkish Neo-baroque style, dating from 1800.

A sebil is a kiosk-shaped public fountain, with grilled office-windows where attendants handed fresh water over to the public. Generally a sebil had a cellar, where large blocks of ice were brought in during winter. So, in summer, the drinking water could be cooled before distributing it.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Guides Bleus: Turquie’ – Edition 198 .

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