>> Monday, October 6, 2014 – Datca, Eski Datca, Nihat Akkaraca, Old Datca, Symi, Symi's neo-classical architecture
|The little chapel on the island at Agia Marina at the entrance to Pedi Bay, Symi - beautifully maintained by her wardens and a popular venue for wedding blessings.|
|A tiny neglected and defaced Greek chapel near the shore in a small bay near Datca, Turkey. It is now used a a cattle byre. A very different story to the brightly whitewashed chapel on Agia Marina, Symi.|
|Another view of the same garden, looking towards an adjoining property.|
|As we strolled around Old Datca and spotted this ginger tom, mewing at a kitchen window.|
|More Old Datca houses that have been restored but without the painstaking attention to detail that is characteristic of Symi.|
|The mosque in Eski Datca.|
|Where Symi is famous for its delicate ochre and terracotta palette and decorative plaster work, Eski Datca is predominantly unplastered, showing off the local stone.|
|This was the only door we saw that had the details typical of the 19th century carpentry of Symi and there is very little of it left. Most of the elaborate trim has long since disappeared.|
|One of the few plastered houses we saw and the only one we spotted with a decorate metal grille in the bull's eye on the pediment.|
I am switching to winter hours this week so I will only be in the Symi Visitor Accommodation office three mornings a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Have a good week.