Monday, November 19, 2012


The cistern is no place for the faint of heart on an organized tour.  There are a lot of steps down to get into it.  It's dark with a little light along the walk way.  It's wet.  It's crowded and you better keep up with your tour group or you'll be left behind.  I was trying to get the right light settings on my camera so that I could take some good pictures in this dark place.  I looked up and my tour group was gone.  I eventually found them so I didn't have to implement plan B.  Plan B was to retrace my steps to the entrance and wait for them to exit.  There is only one way in and out.  I would like to revisit the cistern on my own.  That way I can take my time  and not be rushed through.  It was built in the 6th century and I'm sure there is more to see than I was able to see.  Also better light settings will make for better pictures.

These pictures are of the head of Medusa.  They"re carved into the base of a pillar.  Same pillar, different sides.

1 comment:

Ladee said...

I think that the white spots in the photos are spirits. Spirits of the Lost Cistern.