The Bright Artery Of A City: A Photo Essay Of Istanbul’s Istiklal Caddesi At Night

The Bright Artery Of A City: A Photo Essay Of Istanbul’s Istiklal Caddesi At Night
But the heart and lifeblood of Istanbul breathes from its many neighborhoods and the biggest inhale flows through Istiklal Caddesi (“Istiklal or Independence Avenue”) at night. Istanbul is a city I’ve come to know well over the years and I’m currently using the city as a base to hop around the Caucuses and eastern Europe until mid-May. You’ll find roasted chestnuts (“kestane“), a winter favorite, for sale by vendors on small carts up and down Istiklal Avenue. Along the side-streets of Istiklal is where you’ll find a good assortment of common Turkish street foods. One of my favorites, you eat this common Turkish street food in sandwich form.