Through the Lens – Anatolian Side: Moda, Kadıkoy

There is an obvious sense of openness within the people on the Anatolian side- a welcoming trait that speaks volumes for those making the move. The neighbourhoods of Kadikoy almost reflect that of a small town, as Yeldeğirmeni claims boutique café’s, creative studio’s and open hangouts, its neighbour Moda does the same, just on a livelier level.

Despite the calmer atmosphere and overall current design and input of stores, parks, bars and cafes, young and old locals alike continue their lives as usual, in a more modern and appropriated area. The photos reflect this lifestyle- as different sides of the central city may appear to clash, they instead combine smoothly with one another to build a comfortable and animated atmosphere that continues to invite more and more visitors.

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Sarah Muscari

Sarah has lived in Istanbul on and off for two years, travelling back and forth from Melbourne. After backpacking for 3 years, she finally picked Istanbul as a place to settle. In her spare time she focuses on photography and illustration, and to get by in the city works in freelance marketing.

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