It's now evident that the 1969 construction enveloped the remaining walls of the church and careful stripping has revealed what is left of the 1780 structure.
Even in this state it looks better than the 20th century abomination that Bodrum put up with for over 40 years.
|Picture Ibrahim Arkula - Eski Bodrum Facebook page|
Construction/destruction work has now stopped for the summer and I'm looking forward to hearing the plans for the future of the site. One school of thought is that it will be turned into an open air museum come art gallery while another group of Bodrumites want the building restored to its original proportions, not necessarily as a consecrated church, but as a monument to all the Christian inhabitants of Bodrum who were sent to Greece in the 1920s population exchange.