The Basilica Cistern in Turkey is a beautiful subterranean cistern, built to provide running water for Istanbul. History says that there were 7000 slaves used in the construction, 100s losing their lives during the construction.
Throughout the cistern there are a number of modern day pieces of art. At least 3 of them are of men who appear frail and thin. As I researched this cistern realizing how many lost their lives in the construction I wondered of these lifeless statutes are a homage to those lost souls.
The 4 statues in the foreground appear to be men bathing. As far as I know the cistern was never used for bathing, but provided water for Istanbul.
November 7th, 2022
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