Istanbul: Fishermen And Markets

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Eminonu is the main district of the central part of Istanbul. It is considered to be the most orthodox and conservative in the city and is often called "real Istanbul"

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This is the very place where the Grand Bazaar is situated - the largest covered market in the world. It occupies immense area involving more than 4000 shops on 58 streets.

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The Grand Bazaar is daily visited by more than half a million customers and tourists.

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The range of goods here is amazingly wide - one can find jewellery, antiques, leather, textile fabrics, souvenirs or famous carpets. Within the Grand Bazaar there are also restaurants, springs, mosques, houses and even a graveyard.

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Eminonu always played a significant part in Istanbul life. The whole city has actually started to grow from here.

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One could come across vendors of stolen phones. This one has barely hidden his goods.

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And this is the Egyptian Bazaar - the second largest historical shopping center.

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Bazaar garbage stinks awfully.

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Turkish man with red ears.

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There is the New mosque with two minarets by the bazaar.

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The mosque is well illuminated inside, the Koran surahs are on every window.

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The floor is laid with carpets.

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The view of the Asian part of Istanbul from a bridge.

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One of the city symbols - The Galata Tower.

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Fishermen come to this bridge like to a 9 to 5 work and stay here even during rather windy or frosty days.

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Street cigarettes vendor and his two friends.

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Kids often come to help the fishermen.

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Istanbul is a city of cats. All the fluffies on the Galata bridge are pretty well fed. Their main rivals are birds which steal the catch from the fishermen.

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