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Yerebatan Sarayi – The Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

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The echoing drip-drip-drip-drop of water falling into a shallow pool. ┬áVoices, footsteps, and the kur-plunk of a fish randomly disturbing the water’s still surface. ┬áThis is the bombardment of sounds that greeted my ears as I carefully dodged a low hanging door lintel and stepped down the final steps into the Basilica Cistern.

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