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Istanbul cisterns - Yerebatan and some more

Bütün Türkiye resimleri için buraya basınız veya Istanbul sayfa,
Istanbul start page, or go to Start page for other Turkish cities

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Cisterns are reservoirs for holding water for thirsty cities. Istanbul has several, some open-air ones, like the Asparne cistern near the Yavuz Selim mosque where there used to be a place for cattle trade and now sports facilities for the surrounding neighbourhood (very nice place by the way). But also a number of covered ones, the most famous being the Yerebatan sarnıcı. I must have pictures of the Asparne cistern somewhere, once I find them I will include them here, in the mean time I only show three cisterns.
Yerebatan sarnıcı of Basilica Cistern
Yerebatan sarnıcı of Basilica Cistern
The Sultan Sarnıcı or Sultan’s cistern
The Sultan Sarnıcı or Sultan’s cistern
The Binbirderek or 1001 Column Cistern
The Binbirderek or 1001 Column Cistern