For last Friday’s Fethiye photo, we were up the hill in Taşyaka, celebrating summer with a vibrant Sundial sunflower. For today’s photo, we’re back at sea level, in the centre of Fethiye, at one of our favourite haunts, Mozaik Bahçe. We were there on Wednesday night for a meal and have lots of foodie pics to show you but that’s for another post.
Today, we’re concentrating on the decoration around the restaurant, because if you know this place, you’ll know that it’s beautifully decorated with many people’s favourite Turkish souvenir – mosaic, glass lanterns.
As you can see from the photo, we were there before sundown so the lanterns were yet to be lit, but even in their unlit state, they’re a mesmerising kaleidoscope of colour. But a flick of a switch and these beautiful lights really come into their own. If you’ve ever been to Turkey, you’ll know exactly what we mean because you see them hanging outside many of the souvenir shops. Paspatur is aglow with them during the summer nights.
Apart from making the restaurant look very pretty, especially in the evenings, there’s another reason these lights adorn the surroundings. They’re all for sale. The mosaic shades in this photo have bulbs and are connected to the mains but each table also has a battery-powered lamp, again with the glass, mosaic shades. It all makes for a very pleasant – and colourful – dining experience. Of course, it helps that the food is great, too!
For reservations and updates of the goings on at the restaurant, you can like the Mozaik Bahçe Facebook page. And if you love these mosaic lamps and other Turkish souvenirs, owner Nichola also has a website, The Turkish Trading Company, which specialises in crafts from Turkey and nearby areas.
Have you been to Turkey and bought a glass, mosaic lamp as a souvenir of your time here? What are your favourite colours?