Photographer's Note

A detail from an old Cunda house. I like the effect of tilting on photo.

Cunda or Alibey Island 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.

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.

Poroselene bay in the north of the island is probably the island’s major “sight.” In antiquity, it was the home of a dolphin who saved a drowning boy, mentioned by Pausanias.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Zeren Guder (lorienlorien) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 0 N: 236] (2086)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-04-20
  • Categories: Architecture, Artwork
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-05-26 16:17
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