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Hanging lanterns at Grand Bazaar “Kapalicarsi”

Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, Istanbul, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok

Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, Istanbul, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok

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Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, Istanbul, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok

Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, Istanbul, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok

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Narrow holes of Grand Bazaar “Kapalicarsi”

Kapalıçarşı, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok

Kapalıçarşı, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok

Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world.

Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, Istanbul, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok

Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, Istanbul, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok


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Kapalicarsi, Grand Bazaar

Kapalıçarşı, Grand Bazaar, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok

Kapalıçarşı, Grand Bazaar, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok

Lanterns, Grand Bazaar

Lanterns, grand bazaar, istanbul, kapalı çarşı

Lanterns, grand bazaar, istanbul, kapalı çarşı

cool day in Grand Bazaar, İstanbul

Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

GRAND BAZAAR
After the conquest of Constantinople by Mohammed  the Conqueror, he  ordered bazaars, shops, caravansarais, houses and mosques to be built.
The covered bazaars built for selling fabric were called “Bedesten” in the East. Later all sorts of valuable objects were started to be sold here.
The Bedesten built at Conqueror’s time, near the old palace was later called “Ancient Bedesten”, “Internal Bedesten” or “ Bedesten of Cevahir” . “The Covered Bazaar” or “The new Bedesten”was  built a little further. One of its streets was allocated for cotton products and the other was allocated for a type of fabric woven with silk called “sandal” That’s why it was called also “ Sandal Bedesteni” Both of the Bedestens have the characteristics of the Conqueror’s era.
Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

The rich people and the merchants could keep their jewels and other object of gold and silver
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shopping in Grand Bazaar

Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

grand bazaar

Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

istanbul, Kapalicarsi, Nargile dukkani

Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı)

 

a small gift shop in Grand Bazaar,  Kapalıçarşıda hediyelik eşya mağazası, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

a small gift shop in Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı'da hediyelik eşya mağazası, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

old fountain, Kapalıçarşı

Kapalıçarşı, Grand bazaar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Kapalıçarşı, Grand bazaar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d


Keep on knocking

Keep on knocking
’til the joy inside
opens a window
look to see who’s there

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

from The Essential Rumi, Translated by Coleman Barks