Noisy birds

These birds were making a racket at dusk in Gülhane Park. The culprit is the Küçük Karga which translates as “little crow.” Also known as the Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula), it is indeed a member of the crow family, and has a wide range distribution.

Bird at Yıldız

A twittering bird in the treetops in Yıldız Parkı. Yıldız Parkı one once part of the grounds of Yıldız Sarayı (Yıldız Palace), one of the last palaces of the Ottoman Emperors. Located in the Beşiktaş district, it is one of Istanbul’s largest parks.

Tarlabaşı Pazar

Another weekly market, newly-discovered (by me, anyway), and only a twenty-minute walk to get to (up and down, naturally). This one stretches for several blocks, much bigger than the Oğuz pazar mentioned earlier. Produce, cheese, olives, clothing, shoes, housewares, fish (to cook and eat, as well as goldfish pets), honey, eggs, and much more is available. This audio is a condensation of vendor calls heard during a stroll through the market; the duration of the actual walk was much longer, of course. I particularly like the singing vendors. Tarlabaşı, a neighborhood in Beyoğlu is here. The neighborhood has an interesting history, which you can read more about here.