Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Street Markets

Whenever I visit a new country I try to find where the street markets are.  There are so many interesting people there – ordinary people going about their normal daily business.  So it was in Istanbul.  While the tourists thronged the Istiklal Caddesi along with the young and glamorous, we found the street markets away from the main drag.

Fruit and vegetable stalls and sellers are among my favorite subjects; colorful characters selling colorful produce.

Pride, Istanbul Street Market, Turkey, Copyright Chris Gregory 2013

Pride

Presenting, Vegetable Vendor, Istanbul Street Market, Turkey, Copyright Chris Gregory 2013

Presenting

Waiting, Istanbul Street Market, Turkey, Copyright Chris Gregory 2013

Waiting

Meanwhile, back in Istiklal Caddesi we found this chestnut seller with his cart getting ready for a busy evening.

Chestnut Seller, Istanbul Street Market, Turkey, Copyright Chris Gregory 2013

Chestnut Seller

2 responses

  1. Helena

    I have to agree with you there street markets are awesome! I think that’s good that they still exist because it is the oldest type of market in the world 🙂

    January 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    • Hi Helena, Thanks for your comment. I agree and, like you, hope they survive as they have done in many other countries as well. Regards, Chris G (NZ)

      January 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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