222 / the grand bazaar

This is how shopping should be!
The market has been there since 1543; I went a few times,
never hassled as in some big bazaars

Lots of interesting items

although I enjoyed looking, am getting rid of things
rather than finding more

it would be fun if you had a big budget for gifts

a  lot of it looked to be fine quality, & there were
numerous shoppers

this may have been a picture at an exhibition
about the architect Sinan that was on while we were
in Istanbul. He designed the relatively small Rustem Pasha mosque,
my favourite of those I saw. 
( Suleymaniye mosque was still closed for renovations)