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The Rainbow Filled Streets of Istanbul We Never Knew About

A Colorful City 

A city filled with incredible history, paved with alluring sites to see and a fun filled young population to dance with at night. The beautiful city of Istanbul has always been cherished for its admiring architecture.

However, the Istanbul you think of is the often photographed elegant mosques, esoteric street markets and traditional stone houses. But there is an unlikely part of Istanbul that we don’t often see.

Architect and photographer Yener Torun has been capturing the colorful urban playgrounds of Istanbul’s developing neighborhoods ever since he moved there around 18 years ago.

The photographer explains, “I dig every corner of the city to unearth these colorful gems…finding these places in this gray mass is quite like a treasure hunt.” He continues, “My primary motive was to document a different, less-known part of Istanbul to escape from the one dimensional and orientalist perception…I believe increasing the variety of aspects provides a better understanding of the city, both for the viewers and me.” He adds, “Even long-term residents can’t believe these pictures were taken in the city they live in.”

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

Raindow Building Istanbul Turkey

04 Jul 2018 by Lisa Scarpa

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