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The Eyup Sultan Mosque in Balat, outside the centre of Istanbul, was less of a tourist attraction than the famous mosques in the centre.  I was delighted that nobody objected to me wandering around inside with my camera and I was able to photograph the faithful reading, studying, praying and socialising inside the building and in the immediate environment.
On the Street
Playing, reading or relaxing on the street, and street vendors
Coffee shop
Coffee shop
Backgammon
Backgammon
Checking his phone
Checking his phone
Making notes
Making notes
Reading the newspaper
Reading the newspaper
Outside her house
Outside her house
Ice creams and Juice bar
Ice creams and Juice bar
Food stall
Food stall
Roasted chestnuts
Roasted chestnuts
Sheltering from the rain
Sheltering from the rain
Fish sandwiches at the harbour
Fish sandwiches at the harbour
In the Markets
The Grand Bazaar apparently has over 4000 shops selling a variety of goods, including food and drink, clothing and jewellery. The fragrant Spice Market  also sells dried fruits, nuts andTurkish Delight.
Spices
Spices
Spice stall
Spice stall
Tea
Tea
Tea for sale
Tea for sale
Tea tasting
Tea tasting
Dried fruits
Dried fruits
Dried fruit stall
Dried fruit stall
Sweets
Sweets
Packing sweets
Packing sweets
Cake and confectionary stall
Cake and confectionary stall
Food stall
Food stall
Sweet store and more
Sweet store and more
Stallholder
Stallholder
Fabric stall
Fabric stall
Fabric stall
Fabric stall
Fabric stall
Fabric stall
Fabric stall
Fabric stall
Scarves, shawls and jewellery
Scarves, shawls and jewellery
Clothing shop
Clothing shop
Jeweller
Jeweller
Jeweller
Jeweller
Jewellery shop
Jewellery shop
Jewellery and scarves
Jewellery and scarves
Jewellery and more
Jewellery and more
Workshops just outside the market
Workshops just outside the market
Song birds for sale
Song birds for sale
Songbirds for sale
Songbirds for sale
In the Mosque
In the Eyup Sultan Mosque, Balat
Footwear removed to enter the Mosque
Footwear removed to enter the Mosque
Washing feet
Washing feet
Washing feet
Washing feet
Reading
Reading
Reading
Reading
The conversation
The conversation
Sleeping
Sleeping
Praying
Praying
Praying
Praying
Beads
Beads
Beads
Beads
Call to prayer
Call to prayer
Call to prayer
Call to prayer
Women in the street
Women in the street
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