Innocent Drawings

Demre, or Myra as it was known in antiquity, the place where I spent my childhood, has left its mark on world civilization. The first steps towards democracy were taken here by the Lycian Empire established here. Recent research has even revealed that the first Declaration of Human Rights was made here by the Lycians. But these are not the only things that make Lycia important; Saint Niclaus, protector of the children of the world, also lived in this region and addressed the world from here. The children of the civilizations that made up Lycia and later settled here have left thousands of innocent drawings on these Mediterranean shores. They have drawn their loves, their hopes and their fears in the sand, caught up in a dream that will last for years. 

And even today, those who come to Demre draw what they are feeling on the shore of Andriake. Even though there are other ways to explain and express”.


Synopsis by Imren Tüzün – Ahmet Tüzün

Translation :  Valerie Anne Needham