In March 2015 I photographed on the Istiklal Caddesi in Istanbul, Turkey, for my ongoing project "Global Avenue". The "Istiklal" is a well known pedestrian area with a century of history. Manifestations, musicians, tourists and beggars are a constant on this 1,2 kilometer-long avenue which is located in the western part of Istanbul, close to the famous Taksim-square. A vibrant nightlife is happening here as well. Tourists from Europe as well as from the Middle-east are attracted by an open atmosphere, museums and numerous shopping-opportunities.