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I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that it was a dream come true to walk down the corridors of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. I guess its hard to explain the feeling you get when you are there, specially when you are from a completely different culture, a completely different part of the world. It is basically a market, but the experience of being there was truly special for me. Colors everywhere, people, scents, call to prayer chants echoing on the walls of the hallways, gave me chills, made me feel like I was a part of something different, no matter your religion or beliefs, it was very special. I will never forget this visit and I somehow wish I could have captured these feelings better, on the photos or in this text.

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102 thoughts on “GRAND BAZAAR

  1. wow andy you captured the feel of the place beautifully …. instanbul is on my bucket list now

  2. Wow-truly amazing! Our family is going in July and I can’t wait to experience all that Istanbul has to offer.

  3. i am in love with this city
    i think its the most beautiful place in the world
    very nice pics of the Grand Bazaar

  4. Amazing photos, it looks like completely different world; all those lamps, plates and fabrics, they all look as if they were taken out of some fairytale. I also find this culture really fascinating; I feel that the countries which are part of the western civilisation all seem pretty much the same – apart from minor differences, they all develop in the same direction I think. If you go to Europe or the States you find a mix of cultures and people don’t differ that much. But when it comes to the East, it’s a whole different story. People there pay much more attention to the tradition and that makes those countries so alluring in my opinion. It looks like time has stopped for them. Anyway, I’m glad you were able to see Istanbul, I’d love to go there too.

  5. Wauuuuu… Nice place…. Is always a good experience to explore news places,places completely different to what we are used to…. Nice pics…kisses

  6. I once visited a night market in Thailand, I kind of get what you mean, it was just amazing.
    What a great inspiration, thanks so much for sharing!

    Kisses from London,
    Alena | meet me stylish

  7. This post is really different from your usual outfit posts and I appreciate the change as it presents another side of you, something apart from fashion (which I love, don’t get me wrong). It’s silly but I guess people tend to forget that fashion bloggers also do have interests not entirely connected to fashion, which is clearly visible in this post and you writing about exploring different cultures. So thank you for that as I have slowly begun to doubt in some fashion bloggers and their ability to see beyond the fashion consuming their lives.
    And, as I’ve promised to share this, if you have time I encourage you to visit and start the 100happydays challenge: :)
    Seeing as you are a very positive person but also quite busy, I guess, it could never hurt to focus some more on the happy part of each day. ;)

    1. I am really glad that came across my dear and its so important to me to share that side of me as well. What really passionates me and inspires me.
      Much love and thank you for your sweet feedback.

  8. I went here last year it’s amazing, your photos just brought back all the memories. I want to go back when after I’ve moved house to buy home furnishings. I found it so inspiring

  9. Im turkish, but living in Germany. I also love those places, especially in Istanbul. But for me its Something normal and I really get proud when Stranges admire it so much :)

  10. The photos look incredibly and I believe you have definitely captured the feeling! Awesome photos

  11. Such gorgeous pictures! Really want to visit Istanbul one day and wonder around the Grand Bazaar.


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