The theme of this Photo Walk is the life –through buildings- of a village under the “shadow” of a major city, like Izmir.
This is an old Greek house which now –after the Catastrophe of 1922- is empty and ready to be demolished. We can easily observe that its structure is made for a family. It is closed by a wall that protect not their security but their products (garden etc.).
On the opposite of the old houses, we face a new reality in which the buildings are made as the ones in the nearby city. They are not made for a family of farmers but of employees in companies and little shops. The wall now protects the safety of the –scared- people!
In the local market we can notice the aforementioned changes with the most representative way: from small buildings (more “human” I could say) to the huge faceless buildings and in the “middle” the people who seem weak in front of these changes.
At the top of the hill there old mosque stands. The thing I observed here is that it is the only place in a –big- village that nature seems to have the same importance as the built environment.
We leave the city and we could not let unnoticed the sculpture. It is a common practice around the world to place these “ugly” sculptures in public areas. At least this one spreads… love!