Ortaköy flea market

The first full day of my stay in Istanbul fell on Sunday, so I made a plan to visit the flea market in the Ortakoy quarter, since it only operates on this day of the week.

Ortaköy flea market

The metro and tram line to these parts were not allowed to stretch, and the bus routes of Istanbul are not easy for tourists to understand, so I went here on foot. From the final tram stop Kabataş to Ortaköy 3.5 kilometers, but this path is not tedious, and there is something to see-take a picture on the road.

Ortaköy flea market

On various tourist portals Ortaköy market is presented as a place of sale of all kinds of Oriental Antiques and other interesting things.

Ortaköy flea market

In fact, the main range is represented by costume jewelry.

Ortaköy flea market

And other not too exclusive stuff.

Ortaköy flea market

As usual, a huge selection of kitsch made in China, which is sold everywhere, and it is unclear who buys it.

Ortaköy flea market

But some of them are probably handmade and made right here.

Ortaköy flea market

Women knit while waiting for customers.

Ortaköy flea market

Or strung beads on threads.

Ortaköy flea market

Even on a Sunday afternoon, these shopping malls are deserted.

Ortaköy flea market

Rare buyers are clearly of Eastern origin, I did not meet European tourists here.

Ortaköy flea market

The stalls with lace handkerchiefs are more lively.

Ortaköy flea market

From the "flea" found several tents with books, including English-language.

Ortaköy flea market

Other folk crafts are represented by a single tray with decorative wood products, which can not be opened in the kitchen. originality.

Ortaköy flea market

At the back of the flea market a number of stalls with local sweets.

Ortaköy flea market

Judging by the stoves and braziers in the back of the pavilions, all this food is produced on the spot, so to speak, came fresh from the oven.

Ortaköy flea market

The choice is large, everything is incredibly delicious, the prices do not frighten. However, in Istanbul they do not frighten anywhere.

Ortaköy flea market

And of course, in the surrounding streets you can find many cozy restaurants, completely empty at this time.

Ortaköy flea market

Here again, only "Eastern people", apparently from the local, European tourists are not visible, there are not even the ubiquitous Chinese.

Ortaköy flea market