Watercolour 15" x 11" on Bockingford paper 300g
On Yeniçeriler Caddesi is the 35 metre high Cemberlitas Column (Constantine's Column) which was erected by the roman emperor Constantine at the centre of his Forum (now near the Grand Bazaar). It celebrated the inauguration of the new capital of the Roman empire which occurred on May 11, 330 AD. The column was originally made of ten blocks linked by bronze rings: it supported a statue of the emperor. Storms and fires have greatly damaged the column in previous centuries and only six blocks are left. By comparison the Atik Ali Pasa mosque just behind is young by comparison and dates from the late 15th century.