next you are travelling to Marmaris or Fethiye,
if instead of just glancing at Mugla from
the highway as you drive past, you take a few
hours to wander around the town, you will see
immediately that Cengiz Civa did not
have much trouble finding historic houses and
streets to photograph.
Having entered the town, if you walk in the
direction of Mount Asar, for example, or towards
Saburhane Meydan; head west from the district
of Tabakhane, or take a stroll after shopping
in the Arasta bazaar, what you will see will
not be just a few historic buildings which have
survived accidentally, a handful of monuments
marked on the city plan, or a few museum pieces
restored for tourists.
Instead you will be surrounded by innumerable
old houses, streets, squares, fountains, coffee
houses, plane trees, shops and hans (khans),
all combining to create a living urban texture
out of the past.