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.

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?