Scenery Sunday :- Fatih Wednesday Market (Istanbul, Turkey)

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is blend in with the locals. This time in Istanbul, I stayed outside of the typical touristic neighborhoods and lived among locals.

On a rainy Wednesday, I stepped into the supersized outdoor market in the Fatih neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. I brought along my camera, shopped with the locals and walked shoulder to shoulder with them all.

Weekly markets around the world feed my curiosity; visually, mentally and physically. From the way people dress, what they eat, how they bargain and buy, how they socialize, how they react to the weather, it’s all part of the local culture.

Take a walk with me inside the Fatih Wednesday market where brick and mortar shops closes to make way for the street vendors – one day a week.

Streets leading to the Wednesday Fatih market are quiet in the rain Istanbul Turkey

Streets leading to the Wednesday Fatih market are quiet in the rain

Brace yourself - time to walk shoulder to shoulder in Fatih market Istanbul Turkey

Brace yourself – time to walk shoulder to shoulder inside the market

Organized chaos at the Fatih market in Istanbul Turkey

Organized chaos is a good sign at a market

Grape leaves for sale at Fatih market Istanbul Turkey

Piles of grape leaves for sale

Fruit vendors of Fatih market Istanbul Turkey

How much fruit can you consume? Look at how many empty crates he has behind him

Fresh oranges at Fatih market Istanbul Turkey

Want some fresh oranges?

delicious watermelon radish found at Fatih market Istanbul Turkey

How about some watermelon radishes??

Dried fruit vendor ready to serve customers at Fatih Market Istanbul Turkey

Dried fruits for snack time?

Busy Fatih market and egg vendor making quick sales Istanbul Turkey

Pick up some eggs before crowd surfing?

Olive vendor at the Fatih market in Istanbul Turkey

Which olive for tonight’s dinner?

Turkish tea or cay delivered to market vendors during rainy day Fatih Istanbul Turkey

Cay (Turkish tea) is a welcome sight on a cold, rainy day

Simit vendor seeking cover while the rain starts falling from the sky in Istanbul Turkey

Simit (Turkish bagel) vendor is another typical sight in Turkey

Bags of Spices at Fatih market Istanbul Turkey

Spices are very important to make the perfect meal!

Seafood vendors of Fatih market Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul has a superb offering of fresh seafood as seen here

Head scarf vendor busy with customers at Fatih market Istanbul Turkey

Busy head scarf vendor at the market

Clothes for sale in Fatih market Istanbul Turkey

Sky is the limit for display space

Head turning fashions at Fatih market Istanbul Turkey

Head turning fashions on the street

Fatih wednesday market Istanbul Turkey

Time to exhale and head home…

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