I toured around the non-urban districts of Istanbul and shot photos of places where people living in the Istanbul city center probably have never been before. When you are around those places you can realize that it is possible to explore variety of living styles and villages without having to travel far away from Istanbul. The people living there are mostly engaged in agriculture and livestock. Men mostly spend their leisure time in coffeeshops. Many times I came across even 4-5 coffeeshops located next to each other. People are very curious and interested about their visitors. People who became aware of the visitors have started trade in their gardens where they built food and drink facilities. However in these facilities there are limited types of products even in some of them there are not any drinking options other than tea, coffee or ayran. These are quite simple and delicious places. It is a part of my project to keep the plaeces I visit within the Istanbul city limits however seemingly small city limits are actually quite big and it is very difficult to include the whole city into the project.

Countryside

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