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Mystic Desert
Masha
Pine Cone
A smile from a cyclist after finishing his 50 km and 3000 ft above sea level ride
Traveling Mother
Peace of Ice found on the ground at about 10,000 feet while hiking Mt Whitney
My Mother's garden
Shangri-La Skardu,Pakistan
Creatures of the Sea
My Mother's garden
Vegetables from my Mother's garden
Sunken Palace
Well Hello There
My Mother's house garden
Beautifully deaf
My Mother's house garden
Grand Teton's at Sunset
Japanese Garden in Seattle Washington
Clean Pure Fun
Japanese Garden in Seattle Washington
The Cliffs of the Galapagos
Mermaid
Hiking Griffith Park
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sunken Palace

While visiting Istanbul, we read about this 6th century architecture, the Basilica Cistern, and decided to visit. I was quite amazed by this engineering marvel. I was even more stunned how this magnificent structure was still in such good condition, despite being forgotten for centuries and then again neglected when discovered during Ottoman rule.

TAGS: Ancient, Historic, Istanbul, Landmark, Palace, Turkey

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Date Taken: 09.2015
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PHOTO LOCATION Istanbul, Turkey