Mary-Austin’s travelogue

Turkish Flag Vendor

Turkish Flag Vendor

Located in the Nisantasi district. Istanbul's Rodeo Drive is a tree-lined boulevard featuring designer boutiques. A Turkish flag with a superimposed portrait of Ataturk from street vendors positioned among the expensive shops could be the perfect souvenir to take home from Istanbul.

Vendor

Vendor

Selling dried fruits and nuts across from the entrance into Istanbul's spice market.

Street Scene

Street Scene

Shops selling household goods line the surrounding streets of the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market in Istanbul.

Prayer Mats

Prayer Mats

Too large for carry on...

Switches for Sale

Switches for Sale

For outfitting your futuristic control center. Shopping Istanbul doesn't necessarily mean it all has to be Turkish textiles.

Leather Goods

Leather Goods

A window shop display lets you see the cute version of the animal hides before they are made into a leather garment for sale.

Pickled Treats at Spice Bazaar

Pickled Treats at Spice Bazaar

There are more things to indulge in than spices at the spice bazaar. You can pick a tangy, salty lunch to eat while you browse the stalls.

Resin Gears

Resin Gears

Cast resin gears, for what I don't know, but I could have bought one in each size and hue.

Valves

Valves

A flat bed truck squeezes through the narrow streets ladened with newly manufactured valves.

Pistachio Turkish Delight

Pistachio Turkish Delight

Storefronts lining the boulevards in Istanbul's Golden Horn district offer a delectable selection of sweets and snacks.

Mary-Austin Klein

Mary-Austin Klein has been a member since 8 January 2008 and goes by mojave29.

Currently in Echo Park.

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I am a California native born in San Bernardino and raised on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, I have lived in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles since 1989. Inspired by travels through the Mojave Desert, a cabin was purchased in Twentynine Palms, CA. as a second home and desert retreat.

Adventure and discovery drives me. I am a painter. My imagery comes directly from explorations of the surrounding landscapes of Los Angeles and far beyond. I fit vast landscapes into my small-scaled...

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