Monday, 22 April 2013

Looking at handicrafts in a relaxed way at El Sanatlari Carşisi, Istanbul

This little historical building near the Blue Mosque is not well known by tourists. The aim of the visitor centre is to show how the Turkish handicrafts are made. You can have a seat in the flower garden or just walk from one room to the other. In each room you find hand made work like calligraphy, ceramics, glass art work, paintings and carpets. Most of these products you also find on markets but there the sales men are pushing you to buy there goods. Here everyone leaves you in peace.

Dit kleine historische centrum dicht bij de Blauwe Moskee is niet zo bekend bij toeristen. Het doel van het bezoekerscentrum is het tonen van de Turkse ambachtsproducten. Je kan er in de rustige binnentuin op adem komen of alle kleine kamertjes bezoeken. In iedere kamer vind je met de hand vervaardigde producten zoals kalligrafie, porselein, glaswerkkunst, schilderijen en tapijten. De meeste van deze producten zijn ook terug te vinden op markten maar daar wordt je onder druk gezet om iets te kopen. Hier laat iedereen u rustig rondkijken en is er geen druk.. 
 
El Sanatlari Carşisi, Istanbul

El Sanatlari Carşisi, Istanbul

El Sanatlari Carşisi, Istanbul

El Sanatlari Carşisi, Istanbul

El Sanatlari Carşisi, Istanbul

El Sanatlari Carşisi, Istanbul

El Sanatlari Carşisi, Istanbul

El Sanatlari Carşisi, Istanbul

El Sanatlari Carşisi, Istanbul

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16 comments:

  1. leuke koffie/theekopjes zie ik daar, ik zou daar zeker niet zonder kopen weggeraken :-)

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  2. A familiar scene and some almost identical photos as we were here in May last year, it was so interesting.

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  3. looks very colourful+cozy!

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  4. Very nice! I think my favorite is the next to last one. So here it is just to show and you cannot buy...

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  5. Kunstvolle winkeltjes, Filip, en zo net !
    Lie(f)s.

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  6. I love those carpets a lot! Buys are better when not being pushed! Christa

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  7. Echt een duizend en 1 nacht sfeertje Filip
    Mooi hoor...incl de tulpen ,))
    Groetjes

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  8. What a charming and lovely place to visit. The items are just so stunning too! What a special find you uncovered.

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  9. A very pleasant way to appreciate and consider the handcrafts on offer. So did you purchase anything? or do you collect photos and memories only on your travels?

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  10. What a nice way to view local crafts, aand the rugs especially look lovely. Fun place to visit and view!

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  11. I love those crafts! So lovely!

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  12. A really nice place. By the way, Filip, the sheep is O.K., nice of you to be concerned. The animals at that farm are well cared for and fed. If not I would never enjoy going, as I like to know that they are healthy and happy. Your photos here are very nice.

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  13. de moeite meer dan waard Filip...

    prachtig handwerk, spreekt me ook aan

    groeten

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  14. Magnifique travail! merci du partage! bisoussss

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  15. Looks very inviting. I suppose most people could have a field day there :)

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  16. I like nice places away from the main tourist objects. very nice!

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