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.

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Beyoglu

Local life and architecture around the charismatic Beyoglu area.

Intermission
182

35 places to swim in the world’s clearest water

by Hal Amen
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What NOT to do in Istanbul

by Anne Merritt
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This photographer takes nude photos of “ordinary” women around the world. The effect? Self-love.

by Amanda Machado
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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.

Intermission
445

10 volunteer opportunities for free travel

by Matt Scott
45

27 reasons Istanbul residents believe they live in the best city on Earth

by Leeann Murphy
2

On guns, fear, and the people you meet in Northern Kenya

by Rachel Reed
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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.

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