Tag Archives: Beyoğlu

Memories of a City

My friend Numan got back from his askerlik just in time to see me before I left. As usual he brought his camera along and snapped some pictures documenting our last hang out session. Most of these photos were taken in the … Continue reading

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The Antlers in Istanbul

Last night indie rock darlings The Antlers closed out their European tour here in Istanbul.  The Brooklyn-based band played at Salon, one of the city’s nicer intimate venues located in Şişhane, in support of their acclaimed new album Burst Apart.  The Antlers turned … Continue reading

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Mesopotamian Dramaturgies

Arter is quickly becoming one of my favorite galleries in Istanbul, and the latest exhibit by Turkish filmmaker and visual artist Kutluğ Ataman is a big reason why. Mesopotamian Dramaturgies is a mostly digital installation that focuses on portraying the … Continue reading

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Istanbul Streetz: Vol 3

This street art is right off Istiklal Caddesi, heading down towards Tophane.  This Montana dude has quite a bit of work around town, and with autumn quickly arriving, sharing this Halloween themed piece felt appropriate. My favorite part of this … Continue reading

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Camondo Stairs

This staircase, built by the Camondo Family in the late 19th Century, is one of my favorite landmarks of Galata’s backstreets. Actually, during the Ottoman Empire this was Istanbul’s Wall Street, with all the major banks headquartered here, but with … Continue reading

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Hold Me Close to Your Heart

I first heard about Australian artist Patricia Piccinni from Monkey Said Bear (perhaps Kentuckiana’s hippest collaborative blog). I was unfamiliar with hyperrealist sculpture at the time and I found her work to be repulsive, disgusting, and maybe even a little offensive. Around a … Continue reading

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