Wordless Wednesday – seen in Sinop

Fountain of the Martyrs

side view of fountain

 The Fountain of Martyrs

Commemorative plaque

Sinop Turkey
Yalı Kahvesi
15 October 2014

A Fountain in the courtyard of a small mosque
(Hacı Ömer Camii)
To be used for abultions before prayer

Built to honour the ‘martyrs’ of the Battle of Sinop 1853
Built using all the money found in the dead soldiers’ pockets.

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7 Replies to “Wordless Wednesday – seen in Sinop”

  1. Imagining the scene of people looking through dead soldiers’ pockets and then the people building this memorial for them from that money. It’s sad and eye-opening about living near a daily reminder of horror.


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