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Istanbul June 2010 9521.jpg

Istanbul June 2010 9521.jpg

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An late-Ottoman ‘sebil’, not in use any more.

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.
Sources: (amongst others) ‘Guides Bleus: Turquie’ – Edition 198 & Wikipedia.

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