This photo brings out the blue that is ubiquitous along the Mediterranean in Turkey. There is an appealing sense of linkage, created by a myriad of ropes, between the objects in the foreground.
Bodrum (formerly Budrum) is a Turkish port in Mugla Province. It is on the Bodrum Peninsula, near the northwest entrance to the Gulf of Gokova, and faces the Greek island of Kos. Today, it is a center of tourism and yachting. It is the ancient Halicarnassus of Caria, renowned for the Mausoleum.
The town is very popular tourist resort for northern Europeans due to its attractive coastline and active night-life (Bodrum has been humorously referred to as the “Bedroom of Europe”). It can safely be said that every year at least a few hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Bodrum. The permanent population is 32,227 (2000 census).
By the mid-1980s, Bodrum became an important tourist resort in Turkey, along with Marmaris, Antalya, and Alanya.