Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Oldest graffiti artist adores Atatürk

Posted on 19 March 2019

You will find his work on many walls in Istanbul. On the European as well as on the Asian shores of the Bosporus. I saw him once around 11 PM drawing on exactly this spot in Kadıköy, where the Roma women are selling their flowers. He is retired and in his 70ties. He draws always the… Read more »

Street art in Istanbul on free app

Posted on 15 January 2015

 Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec I love good street art. Since I started to live in Istanbul I have seen the street art scene developing very fast. The quality is getting better every year. For all of you who want to discover en enjoy the products of these artists there is now a new app developed by… Read more »

Strolling through Istanbul with my book

Posted on 12 December 2014

There is no other city like Istanbul. It is the only metropolis in the world that spans two continents. With my self-guided walks you will be able to enjoy both the past and the contemporary in Turkey’s cultural and commercial capital. As Napoleon reportedly said, ‘If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be… Read more »

Artistic cats on Istanbul streets

Posted on 1 October 2012

 Four-meter-tall cats are set to prowl the streets of Istanbul again as the enormously successful social creativity project iKEDi returns to the city once again after a two-year break. As part of iKEDi, residents of Istanbul have been invited again to participate in large-scale puppetry workshops that will be held in public spaces throughout the… Read more »