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© Magda Biskup
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This was taken in Istambul, Turkey in a place called YEREBATAN SARAYI. It is a huge cistern, which was founded by Justinianus I, a Byzantine Empire (527-565).

Usually there is nothing in that place but I happened to be there when those balls were hanged for special effect. You can't see it in the photo but there was also this magical music playing there. The most unusual place I've ever seen.

95 responses

  • Ben Mille

    Ben Mille gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    Wonderfull ! Unique ! Magic...

  • Renato Pejkovic

    Renato Pejkovic gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    Yeah! :)

  • Robert Brienza

    Robert Brienza gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    Very surreal, nice work.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    Wow, what a sight to see!! Wonderful!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    wow... they must have put this theme up, just so we could see this photo... amazing shot... great for the theme!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    insanely beautiful !

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    the reflection on the floor fooled me !

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (3 Dec 2008):

    WOW! it's so magical! perfect for the theme!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Katy Baxter

    Katy Baxter gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Amazing! imagine what it would've been like to run down this hall... (my friend Mr. Lincoln says this photo is "Hot!")

  • Hannah Wilson

    Hannah Wilson gave props (4 Dec 2008):


  • arno galtier

    arno galtier gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    wow, impressive ... you got luck to be there at the right moment

  • Danielle Cockerell

    Danielle Cockerell gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    absolutely incredible.

  • Buck Rivera

    Buck Rivera gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    Enchanting. Sometimes you just have to be there to come away with a great picture.

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    This is one of the most amazingly beautiful photos I've ever seen. To read the description, it boggles the mind.

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink said (4 Dec 2008):

    p.s. Voted!

  • Richard Johnson

    Richard Johnson gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    Bravo!!! Gorgeous image!

  • Joven DelaCruz

    Joven DelaCruz gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    awesome image. my vote

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (4 Dec 2008): my vote!

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (4 Dec 2008):

    !!WoW!! Breathtaking!

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    amazing! truly magical! surely rocks!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    yes, it's wonderful and it rocks.

  • Elizabeth Saporito

    Elizabeth Saporito said (4 Dec 2008):

    It's so beautiful...

  • Youky Koh

    Youky Koh gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    I'm going to Turkey in a few weeks. I'll have to see if I can find this place and stop by. Awesome image..

  • Cale G

    Cale G gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    This is probably my favourite photograph I've ever seen.

  • redbohemia

    redbohemia gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!

  • David Taylor

    David Taylor gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    Wow! Terrific capture.

  • Jacob Rumsey

    Jacob Rumsey gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    This easily gets my vote! Great job!

  • Kong Wenjing

    Kong Wenjing said (5 Dec 2008):

    amazing!got my vote~

  • Giant Wannabe

    Giant Wannabe gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    My Vote

  • Jeff Clark

    Jeff Clark gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Can't wait to see this in the magazine! Wonderful job!

  • DarKat

    DarKat gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    wow, really magic!

  • Olivier Vin

    Olivier Vin (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    fantastic !!! it really looks like a fairy ballroom on a special night ! voted of course !

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Great capture.

  • marilu

    marilu (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Perfect fairy tale atmosphere! Fantastic shot!

  • Ruth Gorissen

    Ruth Gorissen gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    fantastical! My vote

  • Teodora Zareva

    Teodora Zareva gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    absolutely magical! i want to know what fairy tale takes place there :)

  • Barry Broussard Jr.

    Barry Broussard Jr. said (8 Dec 2008):

    Right out of the fairy tales. Beautiful!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Great Image!!

  • Amanda

    Amanda said (11 Dec 2008):

    This is awesome!

  • Mbego A

    Mbego A said (12 Dec 2008):

    I was there two years ago and there weren´t any balls. This shot is fantastic!!!

  • Romain Chassagne

    Romain Chassagne gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    wow beautiful shot !

  • Christina Fung

    Christina Fung gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    this is amazing, wonderful shot :D

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    It must have been incredible to see.........well captured!

  • Craig Fraizer

    Craig Fraizer gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    awesome, voted!

  • Darin Warden

    Darin Warden gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    Very Magical indeed! I love this photo, there are so many aspects to take in!

  • ela zubrowska

    ela zubrowska said (17 Dec 2008):

    jest pieknie!;)
    It could easily be a harry potter film decoration.!!! :)Bravo!

  • Stacey Figel

    Stacey Figel said (19 Dec 2008):

    What an incredible shot, how lucky you are to have been there and experienced what must have been an incredible moment. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us - you got my vote, and you've given me an all time favorite.

  • Amber Gregory

    Amber Gregory gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    simply stunning!

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (20 Dec 2008):


  • Manon Boily

    Manon Boily (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    this is fabulous! my vote for sure

  • Cody Hanu

    Cody Hanu (Deleted) said (6 Jan 2009):

    Wow... so beautiful I don't know what to say. I'll just vote, it's definitely fantasical.

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (8 Jan 2009):


  • Alya Al Dhaheri

    Alya Al Dhaheri gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    WOAH! mind-blowing!!! Wish I was there!!!!!

  • Sophie Cagnac

    Sophie Cagnac gave props (14 Jan 2009):

    Breath taking!

  • Erick Blackwood

    Erick Blackwood gave props (15 Jan 2009):

    i'm speechless. i feel like i'm in the movie "The Fountain".

  • Karin

    Karin gave props (16 Jan 2009):

    love this image!

  • Alessio Mesiano

    Alessio Mesiano gave props (21 Jan 2009):

    Yes, it's a very unusual place. Great shot! Voted.

  • Mary Costa

    Mary Costa gave props (21 Jan 2009):

    AMAZING! :)

  • Dexmon Pineda

    Dexmon Pineda said (26 Jan 2009):


  • Antonia Bauerlein Sehnert

    Antonia Bauerlein Sehnert gave props (28 Jan 2009):

    Say What!? I imagine a roomful of kids studying levitation below

  • Sarah H.

    Sarah H. gave props (30 Jan 2009):

    weird but awesome place! love it :)

  • veronica alexander

    veronica alexander gave props (21 Feb 2009):

    This is absolutely gorgeous. You should be very proud!

  • .Monica G.

    .Monica G. said (1 Apr 2009):

    I wish I could see this for real because it looks so amazing! I love it!

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (6 May 2009):

    Awesome Magda!!

  • ThePhotoBoy

    ThePhotoBoy gave props (19 May 2009):

    great shot, gets my vote!

  • Thomas Brandenburg

    Thomas Brandenburg gave props (31 May 2009):

    most impressive! voted!

  • Niels Jansen

    Niels Jansen gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    really great and surreal, voted

  • Gilbert Rondilla

    Gilbert Rondilla gave props (6 Jun 2009):


  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    Fantastic :))

  • Sasha Neese

    Sasha Neese gave props (4 May 2010):


  • muzamil masood

    muzamil masood said (11 May 2010):


  • Laura Paverman

    Laura Paverman gave props (14 Jun 2010):


  • Bhrahu P. Padmodiwiryo

    Bhrahu P. Padmodiwiryo gave props (28 Jun 2010):

    this is heaven...

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (7 Oct 2010):

    Fantasy!!!! Bravoooooo!!!

  • Mag TY

    Mag TY gave props (3 Jan 2011):


  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    What an amazing place, love the lighting! Congratulations on the publication, well deserved.

  • Mato P

    Mato P gave props (13 Jun 2011):


  • Shaari

    Shaari said (26 Jun 2011):

    Just plain beautiful.

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (27 Oct 2011):

    Awesome - I would have loved to experience that feast for the eyes and ears.

  • Giorgio Vitale

    Giorgio Vitale gave props (2 Nov 2011):

    Congratulations for your picture, and your luck too!


    MARCO MEYO   gave props (7 Nov 2011):

    Gorgeous image......... great capture!

  • Kerena Petersen

    Kerena Petersen (Deleted) gave props (21 Nov 2011):

    so pretty! love this

  • Brandon Melendez

    Brandon Melendez gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    WOW. Such a Great Capture . you got my vote!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (5 Mar 2012):

    What else can i add? It's very impressive! You got my vote!

  • Julianna O'Brien

    Julianna O'Brien said (20 Apr 2012):

    wonderful!!! great shot.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (2 Jun 2012):


  • Joe Dunckel

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  • Joe Dunckel

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  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (4 Aug 2012):


  • Felicia

    Felicia gave props (24 Sep 2012):

    so beautiful!

  • s. hines Lodder

    s. hines Lodder gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    phenomenal shot. everything about this photograph is absolutely perfect

  • Fe Mitika

    Fe Mitika gave props (23 May 2013):

    teach me how to do this photos

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