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Grand Bazar

Grand Bazar
The Grand Bazaar (or Covered Bazaar, Turkish: Kapalıçarşı ("Covered Bazaar")) in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 58 streets, over 1200 shops, and has between 250000 and 400000 visitors daily. It is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. The bazaar contains two bedestens (domed masonry structures built for storage and safe keeping), the first of which was constructed between 1455 and 1461 by the order of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. The bazaar was vastly enlarged in the 16th century, during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and in 1894 underwent a major restoration following an earthquake. (Wikipedia)

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 Weilin Gong
Weilin Gong
1461?450 years old?
11 years ago.
Berny club
has replied to Weilin Gong
Yes, the Grand Bazar exists since 1461!!
11 years ago.
Delirium club
1461 erbaut von Capalicarsi
11 years ago.
Berny club
has replied to Delirium club
Fast Wickerl, Kapalı Çarşı heisst etwa „überdachter Markt“, bin aber nicht selber so gescheit, hab in Google gesucht ;-))
11 years ago.
Delirium club
has replied to Berny club
Ipernity bildet..danke
11 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
DAS ist stark...das wäre eine super großformatiges Wandbild...
23 months ago.

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