Photographer's Note

during walking in the pazar in Cunda, i saw this in a souvenir shop.

Cunda or Alibey Island (Greek Hekatonisa or Μοσχονήσι/Moshonisi) is a small island in the northwestern Aegean Sea off the coast of Ayvalık, part of Balıkesir Province of Turkey. It is the largest island in the Ayvalık Islands group. It is close to Lesbos, Greece.

Cunda is linked to Ayvalık on the mainland by a causeway. The island has a typical resort town, Alibey, and a bus and ferry link to Ayvalık. Ada Camping, a camping site at a calm part of Cunda Island is a fairly known camping site that offers bungalows as well as place for trailers.

The island’s former Greek population was expelled in the 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey and was replaced by Muslims from Crete, Cretan Turks, ensuring a general sense of hospitality. The main landmark of Alibey village remains the large former Greek Orthodox cathedral, now abandoned and dilapidated.

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  • Copyright: Ebru Yurtesen (Staphyle) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 6] (106)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-06-15
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/128 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-06-24 14:06
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