Reading list | Kula

A market town of handsome, crumbling timber-framed Greek and Turkish houses, Kula attracts students of architecture for its authentic, unreconstructed styles, pictured in Cornucopia 22. Some 900 buildings have been identified as worth preserving. In this quiet town, surrounded by extinct volcanoes, bread is still baked in common ovens, shoe-makers, tin-smiths and tailors inhabit small shops and women weave carpets in hidden courtyards. But the textile factories that once flourished are gone, and there are hopes of harnessing the warm underground water to turn Kula into an elegant spa resort.

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