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"I only had one night in Bursa and left next afternoon on the bus for Iznik. On route I had to change buses at Yenişehir. This small, unspoiled market town was full of interesting corners to sketch, and seemed just the place I had been hoping to find. It had a small hotel, not fancy, but clean and friendly so I decided to stay two nights. As the hotel had no meals the proprietor introduced me to a small restaurant in a nearby street. The meals, mainly different types of meat and vegetable stews, were all on display, being cooked in large stainless steel pans at a serving counter where all I had to do was paint what I wanted. Bread and drinking water were always supplied on the table. For sweet there was yogurt with sugar or caramel custard with black syrup. At breakfast they would serve bread with a white cheese and tea or hot milk. I found restaurants like this in most towns in Turkey and came to rely on them for the rest of my trip." - MH

Yenişehir, central Turkey, 1968

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints: Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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