Carlos Mare Istanbul 2012
Currently Im in Istanbul for an ART/Islam Roundtable with US and Turkish Scholars, Art Historians and Govt officials to discuss building a cultural bridge between the nations. Its been a really informative and enlightening experience and while learning lots about Turkey and its history its people are incredibly interesting, talented and diverse.
There is a real Graffiti scene here and my new friend Turbo S2K has been instrumental in filling in the blanks and gifting me his book on its history. The style writers here give a run to any other in the world yet little is known about them, I will soon post imgs and text about the scene here. Im happy to be an Ambassador for our culture especially in areas of the world like this where there is a wealth of talent and hunger for knowledge about the scene in America.
If you follow me on Instagram #carlosmare you will see many imgs of this trip.
The historical sites are abundant and breath taking. I feel I need a year to really tour this country.
AYASOFYA MOSQUE ISTANBUL