image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
The building on the seafront of Urla (formerly called Vourla by Greeks and Levantines, 35 km west from the centre of Izmir) that seems to have been former customs house.
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
The now redundant Italian mail box [cassetta per le lettere], with its royal insignia, stands on the wall of this building.
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
Private individuals are restoring the two coffee houses at Iskele (Skala tou Vourla) - The one (showing the pre and current restoration views) above is know as the ‘Daldal’. The one below (again pre and post restoration) is the ‘Batis’ as mentioned by by Giorgos Seferis, who was born in this port, in his memoirs ‘Waiting for Angels’.
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
The view of the Urla seafront in Ottoman times, the Batis Taverna appears to be on the left. All the buildings have been destroyed are heavily amended.
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
The Seferis family, and young Giorgos Seferis (to the left of his father?) on the Urla seafront. His mother was from Urla, so he spent his winters in Izmir and summers in Urla. The building with exposed stone walls is his family’s, now serving as a hotel and restaurant as seen below.
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
image courtesy of Andrew Simes, 2012
image courtesy of Andrew Simes, 2012
Below two views of a recently restored property near the waterfront (skala district).
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
image courtesy of Denem Orhun, 2011
Bottom image possibly of Urla, still being investigated.