Alexandra Klobouk: Istanbul mit scharfe Soße © Alexandra Klobouk
Istanbul is a European metropolis, but it is always a huge, oriental city: exciting, lively and unpredictable. You get to know a lot of people because you have to constantly ask for directions. You get to know strange places because you got on the wrong bus.
Anyone who walks off the beaten track can quickly get lost. But the Istanbulus are extremely helpful and will always show you the way - even if they don't know it himself ... And the moment you think you're hopelessly lost, a saving angel appears from somewhere, takes you by the hand and takes care of that you arrive safely at your destination.
Burka and Nikab, Hijab and Chador: Female Islamic veils have many levels. In addition to the headscarf (hijab), which is worn in many colors and patterns as a thin scarf more or less casually around the head and usually also covers the neck, there are different forms of full-body veiling. The Nikab, for example, is a face veil with a narrow slit and is usually worn in conjunction with a black robe.
Everything is a bit different in Istanbul: “Dolmuş” means stuffed. For example, a Dolmuş is a shared taxi that starts only when full. Completely full. But then it does get going. Often only speed and volume help. Speaking of loud: If you live in Istanbul, you are loud.
Barbara Buchholz on "Istanbul mit scharfe Soße?"
If, when looking at Alexandra Klobouk’s drawings, you feel reminded of Saul Steinberg’s modernist illustrations in the New Yorker or of Sempé’s fine line, you are not wrong."