Matador Editor-At-Large Paul Sullivan managed to overcome an abundance of rain and various work appointments to squeeze in some photography of Istanbul daily life last month…
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Turkish coffee

A waiter serves some Turkish coffee in a traditional Tophane hangout.

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Istiklal

Taksim's huge "high street," Istiklal, is packed from end to end come nighttime, creating an irresistibly vibrant buzz.

3

Beyoglu

Local life and architecture around the charismatic Beyoglu area.

4

Relaxing

A worker relaxes in a photogenic doorway during his lunchbreak.

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Sunshine

Sunshine finally splashes onto the streets of Beyoglu.

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At the end of the day

Fishermen pose at the end of a long day's work on the Galata Bridge.

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Fishermen

Both sides of the Galata bridge are lined with these hopeful fishermen every single day.

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Sign

A random sign in the tourist district.

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Sunlight

The gorgeous sunlit arches of the Blue Mosque.

10

Reading

A man reads quietly inside the stunning interior of the Blue Mosque.

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Bread seller

A bread seller earns his keep strolling up and down the Galata bridge.

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From the Galata bridge

The famous Eminönü district, as seen from the Galata bridge at dusk.