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After having weeks without rain, enjoying the sun with a temperature around 15-16 °C in Istanbul, today we have a dark and freezing winter day.  We woke up little bit early and headed to Bomonti Flea Market near the old Bomonti Beer Factory.

The flea market is settled on sundays at the same market place where Istanbul’s only organic market takes place on saturdays. Bomonti Flea Market has a character between flea market and antiques market. There are enough stalls to spend at least one hour looking to oldies. The dealers are kind but as a couple who spend lot of time in antiques markets and shops, when we compared some prices with our previous purchases from other markets and shops,  we can easy say that at least half of them are talking about unrealistic prices (sometimes ten times more). As in all antiques markets, here also to bargain is welcome.

Despite the cold wind and the high prices, we spent couple of hours there and came back home with two trophies: an old green glass bottle and a traditional Turkish hard candy jar. Happy? Yep!

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Haftalardır İstanbul’da yağmursuz, 15-16 derece civarında seyreden güneşli havanın tadını çıkardıktan sonra, sonunda karanlık ve buz gibi bir hava var dışarıda. Bugün biraz erken kalktık ve eski Bomonti Bira Fabrikası’nın yakınında kurulan Bomonti Bit Pazarı’na yollandık.

Bit pazarı pazar günleri, cumartesi günleri kurulan İstanbul’un tek organik pazarının kurulduğu pazar yerinde kuruluyor. Bomonti Bit Pazarı, bit pazarıyla antika pazarı karışımı bir yapıya sahip. Eskilere bakarak en az bir saat dolanabileceğiniz kadar tezgâh var pazarda. Satıcılar kibar ama antika pazarlarında ve dükkânlarında çokça vakit geçiren bir çift olarak çok rahat söyleyebiliriz ki, en azından yarısı uçuk (zaman zaman on kata kadar varan) fiyatlardan söz ediyorlar. Bütün antika pazarlarında olduğu gibi burada da pazarlığa açıklar.

Soğuk soğuk üfüren rüzgâra ve yüksek fiyatlara rağmen, birkaç saat dolandık pazarda ve eve iki ganimetle döndük: Yeşil eski bir şişe ve bir şekerlemeci akide şekeri kavanozu. Mutlu muyuz? Olma mı!

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Vintage book finds from an antiques shop in Edinburgh.

Birds of the Sea and Woodland Birds from Penguin Books collection.

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Some old doors from an old city…

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Cotswolds towns are one of our favorite destinations in UK. The second town we visited last week after Painswick, is Bibury which is a 600-700 persons populated little town.

The town’s most visited parts are Arlington Row and the riverside lined by beautiful stone cottages. Bibury is not a place to spend hours maybe but certainly worth to pop up even for a short walk to see these beautiful old cottages.

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After a nice walk to Old Spitalfields Market in a sunny London day, some vintage shopping.

Perfect for a lazy saturday.

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Two beautiful stairs of a XVIIIth century London building: Somerset House.

Nelson Stair which leads to the Navy Board Room where Lord Nelson attended some meetings and Stamp Stair which gives access to the Stamp Office.

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