It’s spring here in Lesvos and a great time to hop on a boat and visit our nearest neighbour, Turkey. Three boats leave from the port at Mytilene at 9am for Ayvalik. The journey takes 1.5 hours unless you take the fast boat which gets you there in 30 minutes. You need to book the fast boat as it fills up quickly. The boats return at 6pm leaving you enough time to shop, eat and explore. Last Thursday we took some friends who were staying with us in Lesvos. We love showing friends around a place that is so dear to us. Thursday is market day and is our favourite day to visit. Market day is always lively and delicious produce is in abundance. The Turkish people are gentle and warm. This week I was draw to the women. I’d like to thank the ones I photographed they were so open to me and the lens of my camera. Here I share with you their beauty. I also want to share some delicious produce and fantastic colours and patterns.Enjoy!
I love the combinations of pattern and colour worn by this Turkish beauty. She is so relaxed in front of my lens and has such a beautiful open face.
The local produce is so fresh and displayed creatively, the bright colours of the fruit are reflected in the fabrics worn by local women.
Umbrellas and sheeting cover the fruit and vegetables protecting them from the strong sunlight. Sometimes this casts a hue that accentuates the colours of the fresh produce. I love the dappled light that falls randomly.
Everyone has something to sell and there is something for everyone. Beautiful smiling faces are commonplace.
Children are adored by friends, family and relatives. This little girl has the most amazing green eyes. Simple brushes are placed perfectly.
Such beauty in this face that stares straight at me. I love her style the way she has wrapped her head and neck in fabric and the wilting herbs tucked in the folds of the fabric.
More beautiful carnations and this sweet little face.
There are patterns everywhere I look. They even cover the tables in the cafes.
Delicious warm freshly baked biscuits covered in sesame seeds must be eaten, yum.