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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Grand is an understatement when it comes to describing Istanbul's Grand Bazaar! With more than 3,000 shops and 61 covered streets surrounding it makes this place a mecca shopping experience. It attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Wow!

First impressions of the Grand Bazaar

Oh the people!!
The sensory overload is intoxicating. Not only is the architecture interesting but you can find everything you can imagine within the building and surrounding narrow streets.
Lights galore!

Including things I've never imagined! 

"Seeing Eye" icons of Turkey

Ceramics next to spices and silk scarves!

Istanbul Spice Bazaar

A short walk away is the Spice Bazaar. I'll talk more about that magical place in my next post.

When walking from the Grand Bazaar only moments ago I came across this Maple Leaf...a reminder of home.

Today is my last day in Istanbul. I begin my journey home tomorrow flying via Copenhagen then on to Canada. I look forward to sharing many more stories in coming days of my incredible journey that has taken me far. 
Thank you so much for joining me on my Artistic Journey!


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I look forward to the stories!

  2. Thanks LuAnn! It was such great fun wandering through the isles of shops. Sights and sounds I'll never forget!!

  3. Magnificent buildings and streets overflowing with rambunctious style and colour!
    Thanks for posting!

  4. I have been very much astonished to know that it attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. So, now I am very much interested to visit this grand market. I think that I will get the best things to purchase.


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