Monday, August 29, 2011

Shopping in Turkey

This week's Thematic Photographic theme is 'Shopping'.
When I saw it I went, "Oh no!!" I hate shopping. Food - can't be bothered; 
clothes - ditto. Malls? Yikes!
Then I looked through the albums, and found lots of photos I could post. In fact, I'm going to have to post several batches ;).
Here's the first lot: shopping, Turkish style.

Bazaar in Bursa

I wish I'd bought one of his lovely carpets

In the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

At Perge

This made me laugh so much - fake watch sellers at Ephesus
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11 comments:

  1. Hey, at least they're honest: genuine fake watches. :)

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  2. Yeah, I'm not a big fan of shopping either. Except for the kind you'll see when I finally get my "shopping" photo's posted.
    Great set, very vibrant shopping scenes. Loved the fake watches, reminded me of the wallet I bought once stamped with "Genuine Imitation Leather".

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  3. Wonderful! I was struck by the number of advertising posters too. You’ve given me an idea.

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  4. rather different from our supermarkets!

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  5. Now I could do that shopping adventure too...simply marvelous! Those signs are really something too! Whatever it takes to get the people out to market right!!!!

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  6. I'm not a shopper either, but when shopping is in the context of a new cultural experience, then it become interesting!

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  7. That looks like tons of fun. Seems like you could spend all day there.

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  8. Did they get the idea for malls from the Istanbul bazaar? Magic carpets!

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  9. Love the carpets! And genuine fake watches made me smile.

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  10. Love all the carpets - and the Grand Bazaar looks like a very interesting place!

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  11. Genuine fakes...I almost fell off my chair when that one came into view! I love how you capture the very texture of a place. These aren't just pictures. I feel like I'm there.

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