Bergama is a small town located close to the western coast of Turkey. The name is the successor to its ancient name Pergamon used by The Roman Empire. It's a town that has a history going back more than 2000 years. Once the capital of The Kingdom of Pergamon in Hellenistic Period (281BC), then a prominent medical center of The Roman Empire, today it attracts visitors from all over the world throughout the year with a variety of historical sites.
Bergama is also where I was born and lived until I was 17 years old. So those pictures are in a way a reflection of the street scenes I have seen growing up there. The places in the photographs are mostly from the old Greek districts and houses. Today, laws are forbidding the restoration of those houses because they are considered historical artifacts. Therefore, most of them have been abandoned due to the risk of collapse. But it's still common to see children playing around and people pulling chairs in front of their houses to talk and spend their time outside.