A couple of clarinet players valiantly trying not to be drowned out by the drummers in the Kadıkoy market.
More music in Kadıköy
Musicians heard in the street market in Kadıköy, on the Asian side.
Here is a man selling peppers near the Tarlabaşı pazar (market). Find out more about this weekly open-air market in the previous entry.
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.
These cabbages were in the Sunday market on Oğuz street in the Mecidiyiköy district of Istanbul. The word for market and Sunday is the same in Turkish: pazar. Isn’t there a rule about not eating anything larger than your own head?
Oğuz street market
Vendor calls from the Sunday market on Oğuz Sokak (street). My ten minute stroll through this block-long market has been compressed here into about a minute and a half.
Live from the Kadıköy market.
Clarinet in the market
A clarinet player in the Kadıköy market area.
Trumpet in the marketplace
As long as I am staying in Kadıköy (another week, or so), the audio selections will likely be coming from the market area. I came across this trumpet player last night. The previous tune he played was the Mexican favorite “La Cucaracha,” which, for me, caused a kind of a cultural cognitive dissonance. La Cucaracha? Where am I?