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Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday, heavy rain

Friday Evening saw quiet strong rain falling on the bay, fortunately Saturday was full sun and Sunday quiet fair. So here is Friday:




Waves





Waves





Sunday, March 13, 2011

The shipyard

We have a small shipyard in the city, mainly dedicated to fishermen boats maintenance and repairs. Fishermen boats are carvel build wooden caiques. These double ended small boats are equipped with a mono cylinder often air-cooled and noisy motor. Here you can see some “usta” maintaining boats, the last pictures show a brand new one recently delivered and waiting the last equipments before to leave for fishing. The crowd of curious “usta” and friends look appreciative at the shiny wood while the owner shows proudly the yet immaculate mechanics.

Such small boats (often only 5 to 8 meters long and without any cabin) can cruise for hours with their 8 HP propeller to bring us fresh mullet, seabass or leerfish.










Glassy

Glassy

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Reflections on Water

Reflections on Water

The bay in the fog

An awful weekend. Grey clouds covering the sky, nothing like we have been accustomed to in Izmir for the past … well, centuries :) . The light was exceptionally bad, no contrast even when a pale sun tried to pierce the clouds on Saturday afternoon.
So I prefer to show you a few weeks old shot. The light was much better with just a curtain of fog shadowing the gulf, hiding the surrounding mountains. The buildings on the right form the Konak pier, a previously custom hall designed by Eiffel. The yellow spot in the center is where visitors used to step on first when visited Izmir: "the passport" as we still call it today. The last white point in the distance is a giant cruise ship relaxing for a few hours at the western pier of the harbour.