Photographer's Note

Birgi is one such little known delight - a quiet and dignified small town at the foot of Bozdağ in western Turkey. Heir to a long series of ancient civilisations which passed through this region - Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Macedonians and Romans - Birgi was capital to the Turkish Aydınoğulları principality between 1307 and 1348, and continued to be a cultural centre under the Ottomans in the 15th and 16th centuries. Birgi's most celebrated historical buildings are Ulucami mosque and Çakırağa Konak, an 18th century mansion.

Opposite to the mansion, there is a small cafe named Konak Kahve ve Andaç Evi. The cafe, which is run by a retired philosophy teacher, presents both old and new personal belongings, just like a small museum. In this picture, one of her belongings, a picture from the good old days can be seen.

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