Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the worldPictolic
Bright ceramics, luxurious carpets, sparkling stones, furniture, antiques and souvenirs — and this is not a complete list of what you can find in one of the largest and oldest bazaars of the beautiful city of Istanbul — the Grand Bazaar (or Grand Bazaar).
The Grand Bazaar stretches over 61 streets and accommodates more than 3 thousand shops and shops. More than 250 thousand people come to the bazaar every day. In fact, the bazaar is a city within a city — on its territory there are not only shops, but also mosques, restaurants, residential buildings and even a cemetery.
The Istanbul Grand Bazaar was built in the XV century on the site of the markets of the Byzantine capital under Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror.
Despite the increasing popularity of endless shopping malls, the architecture of the indoor bazaar and the traditions associated with the largest market in the world still attract millions of tourists and locals — in 2014, the Grand Bazaar was named the most visited attraction in the world.
We present to you one of the oldest bazaars in the faces - shots with the owners of shops and shops.
Hassan Ayazgok is sitting in the center of his family shop of traditional Turkish ceramics.
The owner of the shop of traditional Turkish sweets Hasan Ramo.
Taner Erguder in his shop where paintings are sold.
The owner of a shop where they sell traditional clothes.
Dogan Mert is the owner of a traditional Turkish lamp shop.
Serkman Diamond behind the counter of a chess and backgammon store.
Hussein Erdogan stands behind the counter of a ceramics store.
The owner of a carpet shop.
Ismail Genis owns a ceramics shop.
The owner of an antique shop poses inside a family store.
Kenan Kalmaz reads a newspaper in a fabric store.
Ahmet Tan at the traditional musical instruments store.
Mehmet Onlu in a jewelry store.