(Sep 8 – Nov 11) “yellow punctum” @ riverrun

riverrun will host the Sarkis "yellow punctum" exhibition, part of a Bunker Exhibition series, from Friday 8 September through Saturday 11 November. The opening...

Through the Lens: The Çapa-Şehremini Above (Black & White)

As someone who lives in the Çapa-Şehremini area, an old neighborhood of Fatih, I spend a lot of time on the complexly interwoven, narrow...

Street Market Smarts: Tarihi Salı Pazarı (Göztepe, Kadıköy)

The Tarihi Salı Pazarı (Historic Tuesday Market) is one of the most fascinating and vibrant bazaars that Istanbul has to offer. It´s a unique...

Through the Lens: Feriköy Flea Market

Do you love collecting old stuff, or even just love browsing and getting that nostalgic retro feeling? Do you love old music, vinyl records,...

Through the Lens: Beşiktaş Match Day Mayhem

While there are many demographics represented in Istanbul, the city can be divided into three main tribes, based on loyalty to Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, or Beşiktaş. I am...

Through the Lens: Kuzguncuk

For best results, click to enlarge images. Surrounded by pine trees in the district of Üsküdar, Kuzguncuk feels like entering the perfect time capsule. One...

Street Market Smarts: Kapalıçarşı (Grand Bazaar)

The Grand Bazaar has been important for as long as this city has. That is to say, the emergence of the bazaar didn’t take...

Street Market Smarts: Bomonti Organic Market (Şişli %100 Ekolojik Pazar)

Every Saturday from 7:00 - 17:00 in the Şişli Belediyesi Otopark, amongst the neighborhood’s urban sprawl, you can find organic fruits, vegetables, dairy products, personal...

Street Market Smarts: Beşiktaş Cumartesi Pazarı

If you love produce it's safe to say that any market in Turkey will be a delight for the senses. Mounds of green peppers...

Through the Lens: Street Art Edition

One day while walking through the streets of Kadıköy searching for inspiration, I stumbled upon a magnificent art piece just ahead of me on the...

Through the Lens: Ortaköy

Ortaköy, once literally "the village in the middle" (orta + köy) of the European Bosphorus shore, is a popular touristic sight and a vibrant...

Through the Lens: Caddebostan Sahili

Whether you would like to exercise, indulge in fresh air, or hang with your friends, Caddebostan Sahili is always a good idea. Regardless of the...

Through the Lens: Haydarpaşa Terminal and Rail Yard

For everyone who has stared with fondness and curiosity at the Haydarpaşa Terminal, either from a passing ferry, the Tibbiye Caddesi bridge to the...

Through the Lens: Yıldız Park

  Now is the best season to visit Istanbul's parks and shake off the winter blues. A good place to start is Yıldız Park (yıldız is...

In Conversation with Maximiliane Wittek of “A.C.A.B. – All Cats Are...

A.C.A.B. - All Cats Are Beautiful is the much-loved brainchild of Erasmus exchange student Maximiliane Wittek. The full project, currently still in progress, features over 300...

Through the Lens: The Beşiktaş – Kadıköy Ferry

The Şehir Hatları ferry boat line, offering service across the Bosphorus to the Princes Islands and up to the Black Sea, has been operating...

Büyükada’s Greek Orphanage: A Photoessay

One of the best parts of visiting Büyükada, the largest and most populated of the Prince Islands, is witnessing the sharp contrast it provides to the...

Walking to Balat: a Photoessay

There is an Istanbul that is unknown to many visitors; it lives beyond the chaos of Sultanahmet and Beyoğlu, hiding in suburban streets and...

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