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The Miracle mural

Mural-Ist Wall Painting Festival gives birth to a new miracle. The painter Rustam Qbic comes from Russia-Tatarstan. He says that he is painting the picture of his pregnant wife on the wall. For him, it is a “miracle”.

“The Miracle” mural painting is located on the rear wall of a building in Moda, Kadikoy. The building is on the Agabey street.

The Miracle Mural

The Miracle

The first Mural-Ist Festival had been organised on 2012, and there were 16 paintings completed in three years. 7 walls had been painted by Turkish artists, and the other 9 artists were from different countries.

Now, it is the fourth festival. The painters are coming from Turkey, Spain, America, and Russia.

The Miracle mural

The Miracle

Mural-Ist Wall Painting Festival has been organised by Kadikoy Municipal. The Fourth festival will be on till September.

The program of the festival is as follows:

  • 12-20 June Rustam Qbic (Caferaga Mah. Agabey Sk. Emek Apt.)
  • 25-30 June Deih (Hasanpasa Mah. Yeni Duygu Sk. No:7)
  • 27 June -4 July Cins (Caferaga Mah. Sarraf Ali Sk. Eren Apt.)
  • 4-12 July Levi Ponce & Kristy Sandoval (Rasimpasa Mah. Karakolhane Cad. Buzhane)
  • 24-31 August Canavar (Marmara University Acibadem Campus)
  • 2-9 September Aryz (Caferaga Mah. Sarraf Ali Sk. Timur Apt.)
  • 23-30 September Wicx & Nuka, Esk Reyn (Kadikoy Municipal building)

Photo by : ahmet aksoy
Camera: Olympus SZ-20
Date: June 22nd, 2015

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A graffiti from Taksim

The following graffiti is from Istiklal street, Taksim.

Camera: Olympus SZ-20
Photographer: ahmet aksoy
Place: Istiklal str, Taksim
Date: June 17th, 2015

Actually, there were many more graffities on the walls, but I had no time to photograph them.
I hope, I can go there as soon as possible once more without being in a hurry.

a graffiti from taksim

From Istiklal str- Taksim

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It is a humanity shame!

A graffiti drawn by famous French photographer and street artist JR covered by gray last month. Some citizens blame Fatih municipality for the action. The municipality says they will make an explanation in a few days.

The destroyed graffiti was belonged to the project ‘The Wrinkles of the City’. It was a series of paintings in the Balat and Tarlabasi districts.

‘The Wrinkles of the City’ project covers Los Angeles, Cartagena, Havana, Shanghai, Berlin and Istanbul.

Graffiti by JR

Photo from

And now it looks as follows:

graffiti painted over with gray

Photo from

“Istanbul is now the only city that has intentionally destroyed any of JR’s work” says

For the details follow the links in the references:


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Graffities are not eternal

Graffities are generally destroyed in a very short time period. They are not eternal. They are not protected with care.

The paintings on the wall of railway bridge in Marmaray subway, Ayrilik Cesmesi (Falling Apart Fountain) station do not exist now. For a few weeks, these walls were empty, and covered with white paint.

In a few days ago, a new painting appered on the same place.
Here it is:

Arilik cesmesi (Falling apart fountain) subway station

Arilik cesmesi (Falling apart fountain) subway station

The previous paintings on the same wall are shown below:

graffiti metro ayrılık çeşme durağı

And here are some details:

graffiti metro ayrılık çeşme durağı

And some more:

graffiti metro ayrılık çeşme durağı

They will survive on our photographs from now on…

ahmet aksoy

Photos: ahmet aksoy