the above basque is of a lady who contributed much
to women's development in Turkey
it is found in the small park near the Underground Cistern
From the Mado Cafe, we walked to the Underground Cistern Basilica situated just to the side of the Haga Sofia. This site is also not on the usual tourist itinerary and we decided to visit it as we had not gone there during our previous visits to Istanbul.
Constantinople had many underground cisterns supplying water to the city and this one is well preserved.
no one knew how they got there and
why there were in that positions