There was still some water left in the sky over Istanbul and it fell down on us on Friday... but we certainly didn't let that stop us. What is the perfect place for a day like this? The Grand Bazaar of course!
On the way there we made some stops like this one on the metro bridge.
It's good to have an oasis like Ali Baba shop where one can sit down and rest from time to time. My friend Erkan who works there even took us around when I asked for somebody who could silver plate one of my old metal boxes I had bought the day before.
All of us had some things to buy on our minds. Here is Claudia, looking at gem stones.
So at least I got a nice shot of the hammam ceiling.
Erdin Ersoy creates really cool jewelry.
One of the best backgrounds for a pose! No those aren't all my bags, I was just helping out...
...because Michèle won the day's Shopping Queen award! She was just a little exhausted. She really finds something to buy in EVERY shop!
Four musicians made their rounds through the restaurant, playing at every table.
Of course they also played for us!