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The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul by Jens Helmstedt

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The Spice Bazaar, (Turkish: Mısır Çarşısı), also known as “Egyptian Bazaar” in Istanbul’s quarter Eminönü is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Covered Bazaar. The building was built by Ottomans as part of the complex of Yeni Mosque and completed in 1660. Rents from the shops and customs duty on the import of spices from Egypt should help pay for the upkeep of the mosque.

In the old vaults seduce colorful and nice decorated sweets, herbs and spices such as saffron, cumin, sage, mint, sesame, clove buds, thyme, various sorts pepper, ginger, cinnamon, Turkish sweets, halva, nuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, almonds, pine nuts and dried fruits such as apricots, figs, dates and much else.

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  • Rebecca Brann
    Rebecca Brannover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture, Jens! Love the colors, the interactions of the people! just wonderful!

  • Thank you so much for your nice words Rebecca!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • calves
    calvesover 5 years ago

    wonderful capture Jens!!!
    fantastic composition:)

  • Thank you very much Claudia! Nice that you like this photo.

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Farras Abdelnour
    Farras Abdelnourover 5 years ago

    how totally neat! reminds me so of the aleppo souq

  • Nice it reminds you the Aleppo souq. Many thank for your words Farras!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenover 5 years ago

    another outstanding image…Jens!! wow look at all those colors of the different spices ! excellent work ! wtg my friend!!

  • Nice that you like this photo Carla! Many Thanks!!!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • hans p olsen
    hans p olsenover 5 years ago

    Exotic scene , well captured.

  • Thank you very much for your kind comment Hans!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...over 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture !!!

  • Many thanks for your nice words Annalisa!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 5 years ago

    excellent capture

  • Thank you very much for your visit and nice comments Heloisa!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Splendid image, my friend!

  • Many thanks Béla !!!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenover 5 years ago

    Wonderful image, you have managed to capture the rich colours and busy atmosphere in all it’s fine splendor.

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment Marion!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Tenee Attoh
    Tenee Attohover 5 years ago

    The color and the place, would love to go their and take photo’s and Eat nice food. Nice shot:)

  • Thank you for your visit and nice comments Tenee!

    – Jens Helmstedt

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