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life in Borçka

Borçka, on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, is a charming district of the province of Artvin. Corn is one of the most important food sources in the region. Corn can be eaten by boiling or baking and is used in meals and soups. In winter corn is dried in the storage area in the garden of every house. Dried corn is ground into corn flour in stone mills and used for bread. Borçka has some of the highest education levels in the region. Next to the television on the shelf in this photo, the textbooks of the child of the house draw attention. Hanging on the wall are the molds that the local people used to put on their shoes to make their way without sinking in the snow during the harsh winter season.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Artvin Borçka, Türkiye
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © F.Dilek Yurdakul