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One of the indispensable visits in Istanbul is the Grand Bazaar, a magic place that any tourist cannot lose. During my first trip to that wonderful city, and while I was visiting the Grand Bazaar, in one of its thousands of shops I found this shop window with a beautifully handcrafted caps, with a few vivid colors and a nice graphical effect, which I tried to capture with my camera.
I hope you like.

Grand Bazaar of Istanbul (Kapaliarsi) is one of the biggest and ancient markets of the world. It is one of the best places of the city to do purchases of crafts, jewels and clothes.
The covered area where one finds the market has 45.000 square meters, and there works approximately 20.000 persons. The number of daily visitors ranges between the 300.000 and the 500.000 depending of the epoch.
The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul has more than 3.600 shops that are distributed in 64 streets. To accede to the enclosure there are 22 gates.
The origins of the Grand Bazaar go back to the epoch of Mehmed II, when in 1455 he constructed near his palace the former bazaar (Eski Bedesten). About this building they were installing craftsmen's workshops, forming trade-union streets.
With the pass of time the buildings grew in number and the streets were covered. Little later the whole complex was walled.
Information: http://www.estambul.es/gran-bazar

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Una de las visitas imprescindibles en Estambul es el Gran Bazar, un lugar mgico que ningn turista debe perderse. Durante mi primer viaje a aquella maravillosa ciudad, y mientras visitaba el Gran Bazar, en una de sus miles de tiendas encontr este escaparate con unos bellos gorros artesanales, hechos a mano, con unos vivos colores y un bonito efecto grfico, que intent capturar con mi cmara.

Espero que os guste.

El Gran Bazar de Estambul (Kapalıarşı) es uno de los mercados ms grandes y antiguos del mundo. Es uno de los mejores lugares de la ciudad para hacer compras de artesana, joyas y ropa.
El rea cubierta donde se encuentra el mercado tiene 45.000 metros cuadrados, y all trabajan unas 20.000 personas. El nmero de visitantes diarios oscila entre los 300.000 y los 500.000 dependiendo de la poca.
El Gran Bazar de Estambul cuenta con ms de 3.600 tiendas que se distribuyen en 64 calles. Para acceder al recinto hay 22 puertas.
Los orgenes del Gran Bazar se remontan a la poca de Mehmed II, cuando en 1455 construy cerca de su palacio el antiguo bazar (Eski Bedesten). Alrededor de este edificio se fueron instalando talleres de artesanos formando calles gremiales.
Con el tiempo los edificios crecieron en nmero y las calles fueron cubiertas. Poco despus todo el complejo fue amurallado.
Informacin: http://www.estambul.es/gran-bazar

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