Finding solitude from the crowd, fracas and traffic is ultimately unprocurable, in today’s Istanbul. This leads many to getting away, perhaps, merely for the weekend. And yet, Istanbul's population believes that this escape is not far from the city, knowing very well that the places where they can banish these problems of modern life is the islands. This sketch was done from one of my friends’ homes on Burgaz Island -May, 2012. The view is of Istanbul, and, genuinely, I can say that Istanbul is molting. Istanbul is replete with buildings, even if my sketch does not have any as they were not there at the time. Now, they are everywhere. Despite everything, I wish that the islands could have equanimity and maintain their halcyon years.