Taylor Davidson · Street Art from Istanbul, Turkey

A request for street art, fulfilled.
by Taylor Davidson · 18 Aug 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