20 Nov 2019

Grand Bazaar Rooftops and Caravansarai's

The South Manchester Camera Club Grand Bazaar Photographic Tour October 1st and 2nd 2019

 

Read about the time the South Manchester Camera Club spent in Istanbul with local photographer, Monica Fritz on her Grand Bazaar Rooftops and Caravansarai's Photo Tour and see the stunning photos they captured...

 by John King and Marie-Claude Quieffin-Witcombe


Photo: John King

 

One of the highlights of our Istanbul trip was the Photographic Tour led by Monica Fritz around the Grand Bazaar, its Caravanserais and rooftops.

 

Photo: Marie-Claude Quieffin-Witcombe

 

Monica gave us a fascinating tour of the Grand Bazaar complete with her unique insights from having lived in Istanbul for about 20 years. 

 

 
 
Photos: John King

 

 

                 Photo: John King

 

She took us to see some of the landmark shops within the Bazaar and gave us the opportunity to meet with some of the older established shop keepers, as well as filling us in with the history of the Bazaar.

 

 Photo: Richard Strittmatter

  

Photo: John King

 

Photos: John King and Richard Strittmatter

 

We also visited the Caravanserais for some photographic opportunities and drinks in these fascinating old “courtyards”, the hub of trade in the Ottoman Empire throughout the centuries between Europe and Asia.

 

 Photos: Marie-Claude Quieffin-Witcombe

 

However, the highlight was the trip up to the rooftops of the Grand Bazaar, where a certain Mr James Bond rode a motorbike! The views were simply stunning and will live in the memory forever.

 

Photo: John King

 

Thank you Monica for this fascinating opportunity to see the workings of the Grand Bazaar and to see and photograph some of those amazing views.

 

 

Photos: John King 

 

To book a Grand Bazaar Rooftops and Caravansarai's Photo Tour in Istanbul with Monica Fritz or to find out more, click here