Save a few leashed exceptions, these are some of the stray dogs seen wandering (or lounging) around Istanbul. More about Istanbul’s street dogs in this post.
Street Cats of Istanbul (a retrospective)
Just a few of them. In three-and-a-half months of walking the streets, I only saw one rodent…. in the mouth of a cat! There is a new documentary about Istanbul’s cats. Here is the trailer.
Rock band in the cold
On a chilly, wet, and snowy December evening, a rock band was riding the length of Istiklal Caddesi on the historic tram.
End of day, Aya Sofya
The setting sun as seen from a window in the upper level of the Aya Sofya. The Sultanahmet Camii is to the left.
(NB: This is my last post from Istanbul. Stay tuned for future wrap-up posts.)
Yet another santur, played on Istiklal Avenue.
Wall art (12)
On a wall somewhere in Beyoğlu.
Here is a closer look:
On Istiklal Avenue. For more about the kemençe, visit earlier posts here and here.
More Metro art
This is part of the artwork on the wall where the M2 line leaves the Yenikapı Metro station. The M1, M2, and the Marmaray all converge at this station. The Marmaray is the new train that goes under the Bosphorus, linking the European side of Istanbul with the Asian side.
Flute in Metro
A (Western) flute being played in one the pedestrian areas in the Taksim Metro station.
This tile mural is on the wall of the train tunnel. An area not too far from Osmanbey was used as an archery grounds for the sultans in the early Ottoman empire. Maybe this mural refers to that, I really don’t know for sure. It is kind of dimly lit on the far side of the tracks, but you get the idea.