Nov 20, 19

Customer Review

Grand Bazaar Rooftops and Caravansarais

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 our local photographer, on a 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 around the Grand Bazaar, its Caravanserais and rooftops.


Photo: Marie-Claude Quieffin-Witcombe


Our local photographer 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 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 


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