On a Turkish Isle, Cat Paws on Cobblestone

Pictures from Cunda

By / April 2016

Cunda is an island-cum-peninsula off the western coast of Turkey, in the Aegean Sea. Once home to more than 10,000 Greeks, Cunda now has a population of 3,500 Turks. Although the island boasts modern boutique hotels and resorts, many of its historic Greek structures–replete with spectacular, though weather-beaten, wooden doors–still stand, among them the dilapidated palace of the last Greek bishop of Cunda. Off-season, the island empties, the elements amplify. Wind reins. Stray cats slink up cobblestone streets. Stones fall over stones that fall over stones. It’s all salt air, barbed wire, and gray-green hills. Boats rock their ropes along a rocking pier. — JLF

 

Photograph by Jason La Farge

Photograph by Jason La Farge

Photograph by Jason La Farge

Photograph by Jason La Farge

Photograph by Jason La Farge

Photograph by Jason La Farge

 

Jason La Farge is an EthnoTraveler contributor.

 

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