Thursday, July 4, 2013

Istanbul: Colour & Spice

Istanbul is an enormous melting pot of cultures. The influences range from Mediterranean to Asian to Middle Eastern – and nowhere is it better illustrated than in the markets. The Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are brimming with and explosion of colours and flavours.

Overwhelming and intoxicating, the Spice Bazaar sells everything from ‘Love Tea’ to pink peppercorns to Sumac to designer (and expensive) Turkish Delight… Needless to say, we had to go back to the hotel to unload the bags of spices I bought J

Here are some pics from the markets.

Delicate glass work

The Spice Market

Tea, spices and Turkish Delight

Ceramics and fabrics

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