Istanbul’s Bazaars & Markets

For this last chapter about my trip in Istanbul, I wanted to share images of the bazaars and markets: these are a truly amazing aspect of the city, one that Istanbul is famous for. Obviously the Grand Bazaar is definitely worth a visit. To be honest I was a bit worried that it would be over crowded with tourists and feel like a gigantic maze of soulless shops. But I was quickly proven wrong. Of course there are tourists looking for the perfect gift, souvenir and other memorabilia to bring back home, but on the one hand, who could blame them? One can find the most amazing leatherwork , silverware and treats. But also, the well-named Grand Bazaar really is very big, so if you want to venture further and get a true feel of Turkey’s most renowned trading place, then you can easily loose yourself in the myriad of paths, explore the nice hidden cafés and restaurants, admire the thousands of colourful lanterns, fabrics and hookahs. Now, who’s hungry for some Turkish delights?


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7 responses

  1. cat

    Beautiful pics … wish I was there … thanks for sharing. Love, cat 🙂

    July 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

  2. Beautiful shots, great… 😉

    July 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm

  3. I love markets and these look brilliant!

    July 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

  4. These are great photos and really capture the feel of the market! You might like the pictures I have of Istanbul on my blog – http://graciamc.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/day-1istanbul/ Thanks for the memories!

    July 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    • Hey thanks! Yes I just checked out your blog, your pictures are really nice too, well done 😉

      July 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm

  5. aytacgok

    Reblogged this on 10th Village.

    July 16, 2012 at 3:20 am

  6. Photography by Gisele Morgan

    beautiful!

    July 16, 2012 at 11:38 am

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