Y is for…

I could probably include several destinations under the ‘Y’ label, such as the island of Yell (In Shetland), or York, or perhaps the Yetts o’ Muckhart (near where I lived as a child) or perhaps even the former Yugoslavia. Unfortunately, all of my photographs of those places are pre-digital images, and while I suppose I could scan a copy for posting here, my memories of those places are pre-digital as well. The Y location that really stands out in my recollections is the underground water-cistern in Istanbul called Yerebatan. Some of you may possibly recognise the image from a scene in the Bond film ‘From Russia with Love’ and while the movie shots exaggerate the size of the place, this is the largest of several hundred undergound Byzantine cisterns, the real-life visit is MUCH more awe-inspiring! This is well worth a return visit.

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