Photographer's Note

Today is my last day for this summer in our summer house in Sile at the Black Sea shores.
Since end of May we have spent here many wonderfull days far from the crowds and noise of Istanbul.

Today a picturepack showing the technique of the famous wooden houses of Sile, which are all around 200 years old and some of them still in use.

At the picture on top you can see how this house does look as of today.

At the center picture you see how everything starts.
First they built a wooden cage and filled them with wooden sticks (each around 3-4 cm in diameter) the same way as they make baskets.

And at the last step they covered the construction with a mixture of clay and eggwhite.

The result ; full protection against extreme cold and extreme hot weathers as well as humidity.

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