Photographer's Note

I've never knew it could be so beautiful in a cistern.
It was constructed in the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Justinianus, the most prosperous period of the East Roman Empire, the cistern is 70m. in width and 140m. in length. The dome, covering an area of 9800 m2, is supported by 336 marble columns arranged in 12 rows each consisting of 28 columns placed at a distance of 4m 90cm. from one another. The capitals of these 9m. high columns are a blend of the lonic an corinthian style with a few exceptions which are in the doric style and not ornamented. The cistern is surrounded by a 4m. thick wall of brick and the mortar used in constructions is very special and water-proof. The water reserved in the cistern was transported from the Belgrad forest which is 19 km. from the city.
In 1985 the Metropolitan municipality of Istanbul undertook the restoration of the cistern. On the 9th of September 1987, it was opened for visitors as a vitalized example of universal cultural heritage.

ekinokswest, AiresSantos, salvator, isabela_sor, ManuMay oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Karina Goncharova (Butterflyka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 2 N: 68] (518)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2008-06-23
  • Categories: Architektura
  • Naświetlenie: f/2.8, 6 sekund
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  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
  • Date Submitted: 2008-07-01 7:57
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