Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

I have just been on a visit to Turkey and Spain. My blogging time is limited - I have visitors arriving tomorrow, a mass of paperwork to do, and I am still weary from travel. I will blog some of the rest of it in time, but for now I am going to do something I do only occasionally and hit you with a mass of photographs without too much explanation. The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul was more organised somehow than Damascus and cleaner than Cairo, but the window and bench displays were luscious eye candy and a paeon to consumerism!

So - enjoy the pictures.

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That is it for now.

10 Comments:

Blogger Cairogal said...

Great photos and stories! Before sitting down to read this this morning, I had the "Blue Mosque" on my brain. I believe the Mohamed Ali mosque in Cairo at the Citadel is a replica of the Blue Mosque (though perhaps not to every last detail, at least in architecture). I visited Istabul years ago, partway through my first year in the UAE. After I lived in Cairo, I often likened the tourist experience in Instabul to that of the one in Cairo. I can't wait to hear about your travels through Spain and the photos that go w/ it!

1:27 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos, Jenny: thanks so much for sharing them. Love, Tena

5:27 pm  
Blogger Jenny Wren said...

Fantastic

6:40 pm  
Blogger Shirley Goodwin said...

Aaargh! Those photos are such eye andy, Jenny! I am sooooo jealous.

4:35 am  
Blogger Robert said...

Thanks, Jenny. We will be visiting Istanbul in September, and those pics whet the appetite!

10:11 am  
Blogger vagabondblogger said...

Amazing photos - really nice.

4:58 pm  
Anonymous sue. said...

Jenny, I just loved the pictures of the Bazaar - stunning. I want to come over and see them for myself.
Hugs and blessings Sue/Cottesloe - Squilters and QDUfrfxosb

8:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't really think of myself as an inveterate shopper yet when I travel I end up spending a lot of time shopping - your pictures demonstrate why. Who could resist such wonderful things? I want to go back to Istanbul NOW!
Jennifer

2:00 am  
Blogger Liz said...

Glorious photos. We went to Turkey for our honeymoon and your photos brought it back!

3:10 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dad went to Istanbul the photos are breath taking i so want to go their.

7:27 pm  

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