The Artist’s Journal: Istanbul

The Blue Mosque

Brianna Hussey


My favorite site in Istanbul was the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, more commonly known as the Blue Mosque. Its nickname is due to the enormous amount of blue iznik tiles that cover its interior. It features a stunning courtyard as well as breathtaking exterior architecture. Continue reading...

Süleymaniye mosque

Berny Tan


In truth, mosques can effortlessly stand on their own as amazing architectural feats, in their own vein of spiritual sanctuary. Continue reading...

Azzis’s Carpet Shop

Daisy Millard


I wanted to touch everything. It took all my self-control to keep from jumping wall-to-wall touching every surface and texture. Continue reading...

SantralIstanbul, Museum of Energy

Claire Breidenbach


The Museum of Energy, part of santralistanbul, though originally the Silahtarağa Power Plant respectively built in 1913 and 1921, now holds the means of an extensive collection of what I personally would consider historical art as well as contemporary art. Continue reading...