Beykoz downtown area is right on the Bosphorus and the water today was a pretty shade of blue. Beykoz was developed later than other areas of Istanbul, so there is a nice wide walking area along a good part of the coastline. Just opposite, is a cemetary with the old carved headstones in the shape of turbans.
Purple primroses were the first indication that it would be a purple day.
An old fountain is in the center of Beykoz with marble floor and walls and faux painted ceiling. The fountain provides a place to wash before praying at the nearby mosque.
The Zumkinoz Selahaffin was docked with quite a crowd working on the black and purple fishing nets.
Just how many people are needed to check the nets? At least a dozen.
Only one person was needed to repair the nets.