Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Closing Time

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (49 of 49)
The market around the New Mosque was just closing up as we walked past, people were stil lingering and getting in a few last purchases while the vendors packed up at the end of what must have been a long day.

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (48 of 49)
I'm still adjusting to the number of small markets that make up every neighborhood here in Istanbul. Don't get me wrong, they have large American style shopping malls to - but when I shop there I forget I'm some place new.

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (47 of 49)
I prefer the little markets when I'm looking for an experience and not just a quick tube of toothpaste and I'm looking forward to discovering more of them now that the weather is getting better and the days longer.

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15 comments:

Susan said...

I really like night shots and need to try them more-and get better at them. My fave is that first shot with the colors framed by the arches.
Hope you do have time to visit those little markets (and take pics to share). Happy day Jamie.

lisa said...

These are wonderful Jamie!
I love the mood and feel to each of these.

Diana Joy said...

I too like the little shops when traveling out of the USA. I like to experience their culture and not feel like 'I'm home'. love the pics...take care.

Tezzie said...

Oooh, wow...those are brilliant! I love the strong contrasts between the dark shadowy tones, and the bright splashes of colour. And, that first shot with the mosque in the background is masterful!

i.ikeda said...

Though I am sure they are completely different, I used to love going to small farmer markets in France, and the Christmas markets as well! I'm not a fan of shopping malls even here in the US, so I would totally go with you on these expeditions were I in Istanbul.

Angie Willis said...

Great photos and great music!

amy b.s. said...

how amazing.

Christianna said...

Wow, looks like fun!

Jerica said...

Wow! The lighting and coloring of these photos are amazing! What a fun way to experience shopping.

justine said...

you do lead such an exciting life I am so jealous! love these night shots, they are really great and atmospheric

Style-Delights said...

great night shots!! I am learning to take better pictures and your blog is an inspiration for composition! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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urban muser said...

looks really cool there. those are some great night shots!

Stampmouse said...

Oh wow. I love the not so usual photos and these are great

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

The night shots are great! Enjoy exploring!

R Montalban said...

Really like these images, makes me want to go and visit.

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