The upside down head of Medusa, propping up a column in the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. Photograph: Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images Istanbul Cistern, Basilica Cistern, Basilicacistern, The Cities, Travel, Dan Brown, Brown Inferno, Cities Guide, Drinks Water
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Basilica Cistern - Istanbul | The Basilica form informs the structure all the way through, even in the basement cisterns. Here there is not need for the procession and formality, but it still is built this way. Why could this be, if this is a space not really meant for human use? Is it reduction of material, instead of using solid walls?
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