We face less than 60 rainy days a year in Izmir. Scotland sees over 180 to compare but when I say rainy, well, here this doesn't means 24 hours pouring buckets, this is more like a strong rain for somewhere from 10 minutes to a couple of hours and often the sun shines again in the half day following the rain. Here was a typical view of such a day in Alsancak, the active commercial, urban and recreational center of Izmir situated on the south shore. This is made with my DMC LX2, a compact with a Leitz lens. The picture is masked as I would have made under the enlarger to reflect the max of gamut within the paper limited scale.