Guardian of the Door

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Paul Carlson

This Turkish woman proudly straightened herself as I asked to take her picture. She waved to me that she was ready, never smiling, but glad to oblige. She had placed herself at the entrance of the women's restroom next to the ruins of the 4th century St. Sophia Church in Nicea where she knew that tourists might offer her tips.

Location: St. Sophia Church, Nicea, Turkey


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