A Walk Around Hilal Village

Hilal Village is on the Northeast edge of Izmir, Turkey, on the Metro line. I took a walk there with my old Minolta Camera and made some pictures on April 23, 2018. It is a quite poor village with some Gypsies.

There is a local railway line that comes past the village.

There is a ramp down to the village from the Metro Line.

Looking down on a poor family’s rooftop terrace.

An old abandoned house.

 

A small mosque in the village.

A simple village house.

A street scene.

Houses are poor, but often colorful.

Much religious conservatism too.

A village peddler, without many customers.I buy some pairs of socks from him.

Another peddler selling simits.

Some village youth.

A wall design. Some of the houses were more elegant in the past.

A village house, using old Agfa HDC 100 film that expired some 20 years ago. The film gives an interesting color to the houses.

Peace of Mind Cafe in the village.

Above the shops, once a nice building that could be restored.

The main street in the village.

One of the patrons of the local coffee shop.

Friendly locals at the village coffee shop.

Locals at a game.

A village doner kebab shop.

Old Tree and village dogs.

Some village kids.

Some young girls, probably Gypsies, and young boy.

Some local Gypsies. The villagers were friendly and treated me at the local tea house, where I spent some time with them. But one man got upset when his young daughter wanted me to take her picture. He ran out into the street shouting at her. So I quickly said I was not taking a picture of her. The Gypsies, on the other hand wanted me to take their pictures.Most of the residents of the village are poor, but seem to not be doing too badly.

 

 

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