October 2004. Istanbul, Turkey.
Yerebatan Sarai is the most unusual place I have ever seen. Most of the time it is empty, but I happened to be there when it was decorated and magical music was playing. Built in the 6th century, it’s the largest of several hundred cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. Cisterns were typically used for water storage, and Yerebatan Sarayi once provided water for the Great Palace of Constantinople.
This photo happens to be the most popular one in my Flickr stream. As of today it was viewed 19,317 times, commented 129 times and liked by 475 people. It also appeared in issue 21 of JPG Magazine. I’m seriously flattered by all of this :)