Antique Festival in Taksim Square
When I got off the subway at Taksim square, I was surprised to find the flea market flooded with light and busy, even though it was late.
It turned out that an Antiques festival was taking place here.
Along the basin of the fountain on the subway lined up in two rows of brightly lit tents.
Here you can buy everything from small jewelry to furniture.
On a small stage, there are auction auctions.
The public is shown another lot-tapestry.
The auction is conducted calmly, without emotions.
Tableware of different eras - porcelain, glass, metal.
Tea sets made of white porcelain, crystal goblets and pitchers-all this can decorate any interior.
Copper cookware, kerosene lanterns, kerosene stoves with two or four burners.
In one of the tents there was a collection of film photography equipment. Among the exhibits was also presented the domestic photo industry-several "Zenits". I held one of them in my hands - it seemed to me incredibly heavy. I
remembered an article I had recently read praising Russian film
cameras, and, in particular, it was claimed that the Zenith film camera
with a standard Helios lens allegedly weighs only 700 gr - lighter than
any digital DSLR. To put it mildly, this information does not correspond to reality.
The most different "workwear" - from the Byzantine helmet.
Up to a felt suit for protection from high temperatures with a mica window - an ancient outfit of firefighters.
"Recreational goods" - household radio equipment 30-80 years of last century.
And earlier, pre-electronic era-gramophones
Phonographs, both portable and stationary.
A huge selection of vinyl records is the dream of a music lover of the 70s-80s of the last century.
Portable music center in the form of a briefcase includes a record player, cassette player and radio with 8 channels fixed settings. The device showed a good performance for its own high sound quality.
Typewriters and computers: a hand-operated adding machine and ECM-an Electromechanical keyboard-based calculator of the first half of the 20th century. While I was looking at the office equipment, the pedestal of the ship's magnetic compass became interested in two compatriots, wondering what this copper pot is for. After explaining its purpose, I advised you to immediately purchase this navigation device, and carry it always with you, so as not to get lost in the stormy sea of Istanbul's streets.
Washing machine, almost solid wood. It must be in working condition - such a structure is not afraid of rust.
Flag of the German merchant ship "Bech", assigned to the port of the Rhenish town of Mayen. I wonder how he ended up in Turkey?
Watches, figurines, and cute knickknacks.
Collection of trunks and suitcases.
The openwork chair is a masterpiece of wood carving.
Professional photo enlarger. As you can see, the design allows you to expand the projector horizontally, to print posters on the wall.
A lot of portable typewriters of a wide variety of systems.
Most tents do not have any specific specialization-on the shelves you can see the most unexpected items from different eras. Striking is the excellent condition of the presented rarities.
Souvenir production. This is not the current faceless Chinese stamping, but a real handmade work, in which the soul of the master is felt.
At the very entrance, a small coffee shop attracted with its aromas,
Offering a variety of refreshing drinks.