Posted April 10th 2011 at 1:00 pm by
in Photo Journals, Street Scenes of Istanbul

Hey Record in Istanbul

Istanbul_HeyRecord_small Hey Record, March 2009

This record store is tucked away on an empty plaza, facing a few dead trees chopped into columns. Next to it are a string of closed shops. Yet the record store and its abandoned neighbor looked related: maybe its the seemless plaster wall by the door that links them, but I think its also the colors. The red brick and the posters of records popped against the empty black windows of the adjacent building, with green grass growing from the second floor and the roof. Together, the scene seems complete.

Linda Ciesielski is a recent graduate of the MIT’s Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, where she received her Masters in City Planning with a focus in Environmental Policy and Planning. She received a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University in 2005. This trip was her first time in Istanbul. For further inquiries about the work please contact

One response to “Hey Record in Istanbul”

  1. Beautiful photo! The greenery in unusual places really stands out. These buildings have so much personality.