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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Some more Istanbul highlights

Built in the 6th century to meet the water needs of Constanitinople, there is a 27 million gallon underground cistern beneath the old city.  It really is quite a site.  Evidently it was built using a special mortar that kept the water in and is still working.  At one time it was forgotten, then rediscovered, shored up and now a great tourist attraction.   There is a great spiritual metaphor here...a huge vastness of water/life that is just waiting below the surface to be remembered and reclaimed.  For many a Christian our baptism is just such a water source of life!  Here are some pictures. 
nice and cool underground

can you see the fish!!

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