Huseyin Centinel and the wonderful painted stairs of Beyoglu, Istanbul (photos)
HUSEYIN Centinel wanted to brighten up his area of Beyoglu, Istanbul. So. He spent 4 days and $800 of his own money painting a set of stairs in bright green and sky blue “to make people smile.” And then someone from the Beyoglu municipality painted them gray.
He told TV news:
“I didn’t do it for a group or as a form of activism. I did it to make people smile”
Cetinel says nature is all about being brightly coloured.
“Where does this gray come from? Did we have another Pompeii and got flooded with ash?”
The news of the Government’s re-painting spread. Turkey is a country where they have been protests on how the Government wants to control public spaces and private lives. So. People turned up with brushes and paint. This is the result:
Photos: from here