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Fountain at the remains of church near the sea walls of Topkapi palace in Istanbul. According to the author, the Greek Orthodox of Istanbul would come to the fountain on the feast of the Transfiguration. Several of them would bury themselves in the sand and then drink from the holy fountain, thus realizing a symbolic transfiguration.
Tags: Architecture and built environment, Costume - Hats and headwear, Ethnic groups, Feast of the Transfiguration, Festivities / Celebrations, Fountains / Springs, Greeks, Holy springs, Human types, Istanbul, Mosques, Ottoman palaces, Religious practices, Thrace, Topkapi Palace (Topkapı Sarayı), Turkey, Walls of Constantinople
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