A few photos from The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, where you can buy almost anything, including clothes, shoes, bags, trinkets, fancy goods, tea and coffee sets, the list is endless. The bazaar is an incredible place to walk around, to lose yourself in, and you probably will. The traders will call out to you, will try and persuade you to come and look at their goods, but it is friendly enough, only the really thin skinned will be taken in. The bazaar is brash, bold, colourful, dizzying and awesome, and it is claimed, one of the most visited places in the world. I have no idea if that is true, but was more then happy to add to the statistics.
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