Photographer's Note

There is a wooden building on the Turkish Prince Islands, located off the coast from Istanbul, that sticks out from the rest. Wooden and abandoned, the structure sits in the middle of what can only be determined as 'normal' neighborhood on the isles, where people go about living their lives. The inside and outside of the home tell different stories--after peeking in the inside, I saw shattered wood, holes in the walls, floors, and ceilings. It was definitely a bad idea to try and enter. The outside however, maintained it's strong wooden frame, lest for the broken out windows. It was the continuing art project of the building though that struck me; in neatly painted rows, somewhere had scribed Turkish words, that when translated, mean things like "Friendship" "Love" "Benefits", etc. It was an excellent and unique project, one like I had never seen before.

This shot is just a glimpse of the main face of the wall. If anyone on TE has any more information on the details of this home (located on the island of Heybeliada) for better or worse, I'd love to hear it.

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