Street Art from Istanbul, Turkey

A request for street art, fulfilled.
BY Taylor Davidson | August 18th, 2009

The first three pictures are of a display in the Besiktas district of street art from around Istanbul; the rest are a sample of the abundant street art around Istiklal Avenue, located in the historic Beyoglu district near Taksim Square in Istanbul.

Beautiful, intriguing, fascinating, but with a maze of cultural references and meanings unknown to a mere traveler. I would love to understand the meanings behind everything better: please comment and fill me on what everything means. And please tell me if anything is offensive, I mean no harm…

Meta I, Istanbul, Turkey

Meta I, Istanbul, Turkey

Meta II, Istanbul, Turkey

Meta II, Istanbul, Turkey

Meta III, Istanbul, Turkey

Meta III, Istanbul, Turkey

Art and Art, Istanbul, Turkey

Art and Art, Istanbul, Turkey

Fists, Istanbul, Turkey

Fists, Istanbul, Turkey

Divided, Istanbul, Turkey

Divided, Istanbul, Turkey

Window, Istanbul, Turkey

Window, Istanbul, Turkey

Worried, Istanbul, Turkey

Worried, Istanbul, Turkey

Aside, Istanbul, Turkey

Aside, Istanbul, Turkey

Above, Istanbul, Turkey

Above, Istanbul, Turkey

The Eyes, Istanbul, Turkey

The Eyes, Istanbul, Turkey

Friends, Istanbul, Turkey

Friends, Istanbul, Turkey

Fitting in, Istanbul, Turkey

Fitting in, Istanbul, Turkey

In Action, Istanbul, Turkey

In Action, Istanbul, Turkey