Departing from the theme here a little bit because this is not really Anatolia. It’s not actually Turkey either – this picture was taken on the Greek island of Castellorizo, just off the Turkish coast, which the Turks call Meis. The town and especially the harbor are beautiful – this view looks down the harbor street on the left side. Still, when we visited in early May it was a ghost town and before noon not a single cafe was open. All to be found on the streets was a few fisherman and some lonely blue Greek architecture.
Departing from the Anatolian theme here a bit: Castellorizo (or Meis to the Turks) is a tiny Greek island sitting just a few miles off of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. I found these flowers growing against a whitewashed stone wall a couple of streets back from the harbor. The texture, randomly enough, is a closeup of a page from an old Jewish hymnbook I found in a desk somewhere.