Monday, 9 January 2012

Camera Obscura

I  went in search of the first house I lived in in Bodrum and it is still there. So many things have changed in Bodrum in the last 30 years that's it's a pleasant surprise to find  something unchanged.  The house looks unimpressive and it was too small for my 6ft 3in boyfriend (now husband of 28 years) but it had a magical secret. One of the wooden shutters had a tiny hole in just the right place to turn the whole upstairs bedroom into a pin-hole camera. Every morning we could lie in bed and watch the cats walk along the wall outside and the camels deliver sand and stone to the house being restored next door, all upside down in full colour,  spread out on the back wall.