Free Images for everyone can be found here!!

Bloggers, you can use photographs from here for free, if your your blog is non-commercial. If a commercial website, the cost is nominal. All pictures on this blog are copyrighted to me. If an image is used, do attribute it as specified here! These photos are only for blogs/websites. If distributed, same conditions apply to end-user. Brick and mortar businesses have to pay (unless non-profit).Thanks.

The photos cannot be sold. For commercial purposes other than the web, pay as specified here. Select photos by using the SEARCH function under the Archives, found at the bottom of page (my email id is there too) or labels at bottom of each post. To see original image, click on image or ask me for a bigger and better one.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Basilica Cistern

The Basilica Cistern is an ancient water storage plant which lies underground in the city of Istanbul, in Turkey (formerly Constantinople). The cistern was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I and it provided a water filtration system for the royals of Constantinople and other buildings. It is now a tourist attraction. It is a fascinating place! Tourists can walk all around it and inbetween, on platforms built at the cistern.

basilica cistern

The area is about 9,800 square metres (105,000 sq ft) and this storage space can hold 80,000 cubic metres (2,800,000 cu ft) of water.
ancient underground water storage

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your polite comments are welcome!