Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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November 2010 - Istanbul Turkey

I love nothing more than a market, anywhere in the world.

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The Spice Bazaar (Turkish: Mısır Çarşısı, meaning "Egyptian Bazaar") in Istanbul is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in the Eminönü quarter of the Fatih district, it is the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.

The word mısır has a double meaning in Turkish: "Egypt" and "maize". This is why sometimes the name is wrongly translated as "Corn Bazaar". The bazaar was (and still is) the center for spice trade in Istanbul, but in recent years shops of other types are gradually replacing the sellers of spices.

The building itself is part of the külliye (complex) of the New Mosque. The revenues obtained from the rented shops inside the bazaar building were used for the upkeeping of the mosque.

Spice Bazaar has a total of 85 shops selling spices, Turkish delight and other sweets, jewellery, souvenirs, and dried fruits and nuts.


  1. ...on this dark, overcast, rainy day the color and excitement of a bazaar looks so far off into the future. Let's stay put to hasten the arrival of brighter days. Thanks Jackie, take care!

  2. Thank you for sharing these colorful scenes. So many delights to savor and I imagine, during this pandemic, virtually empty.

  3. Since we're all housebound, it's nice to be about to relive our trips through our pictures.

  4. I have always been fascinated about Turkey and its colorful culture! It's one of the dream destinations I would like to visit someday. Have you tried any of those cheeses? they look good and tasty. Greetings from the Philippines!

  5. Amazing colors! Absolutely a treat for all the senses, I'm sure.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/04/aruba-archived.html

  6. I remember going to large markets in Mexico and walking through all the colourful booths with produce and local products. - Margy


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