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Brooklyn Flea Market
Brooklyn Flea Market
#About Brooklyn's Flea Market

If you are a flea market fan, on Sundays you can arrive at the Brooklyn Flea Market that takes place under the Brooklyn Bridge. The market is full of great finds, with many 'hipster' products.

The Brooklyn Flea Market is not the only flea market in the borough. But it is one of the largest and most varied. There are over 150 stalls that offer records and record players, jewelry, furniture, antiquities, hand made art, vintage clothing, old toys, license plates, stamps, and more.

For those who are hungry, there are dozens of food stalls as well, ranging from not bad to excellent. The nice background music completes the wonderful market atmosphere.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/svqi9OsjX9Q


A Tour:

https://youtu.be/CT4owELSFuQ?t=53


Blogger:

https://youtu.be/ekbVziEO4EU
Ortaky
Ortakoy
#Once a Village, Today the Picturesque Quarter of Istanbul

The Ortaköy quarter, which means "Middle Village" ("orta" is the middle, and "koy" is a village), was once a village on the banks of the Bosphorus. Today the neighborhood is connected to the city, within a quarter rich in picturesque alleyways, which sits mostly on the water.

On the waterfront in the neighborhood, you should reach the wide promenade, with wide-open trees. The area also houses art galleries and handicrafts. On the waterfront, there are cafes and restaurants, with fish, seafood and traditional Turkish food. In the evenings there are night clubs here, some offering an oriental atmosphere, including belly dancing.

It's best to visit here on Sundays, when the artist flea market is open throughout the day, with paintings, souvenirs, and art pieces. Some criticize the market for being too commercialized recently - up to your decision.



#Tips

In summer evenings and weekends, the quarter can get pretty crowded.

For the artist flea market, come on Sundays.


A Closer Look at the Quarter:

https://youtu.be/BcoEegA9ftc


Dinner with a belly dance show? - Press the floating button ...

https://youtu.be/cipmhwt64JQ
Must See
Saint John's Cathedral
#About the Missionary Cathedral of Hong Kong

Saint John's Cathedral is among the most ancient Anglican churches in Asia. It is built in the shape of a cross and is located inside a small tropical garden, among the city skyscrapers in Hong Kong's Finance District.

The cathedral, built in 1847, is considered one of the most ancient gothic Victorian buildings in Hong Kong. Even in an international context, the Saint John's Cathedral is a nice place to pass a Sunday morning. At the end of this spiritual visit, this is a great starting point for the rest of your day in Hong Kong and the area. This is because of the location of the church, near the Peak Tram that travels to Victoria Peak.



#Tips

Try coming to the cathedral on Sundays. The Anglican ceremony takes place at 11:40 am.

The cathedral is open daily from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm for prayer and meditation.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/w4UxSOONtB0?t=10s


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/Fxn9PEtpyI4
El Rastro Market
El Rastro Market
#About Madrid's Nice Flea Market

If you are a flea market fan, Madrid also has a successful market. The El Rastro Market in the La Latine neighborhood is open on Sundays, throughout the whole year. With the years it has gained popularity, and is considered a really good flea market.

The name Rastro means street, and the market received its name for its past as a slaughterhouse from the 16th century. The streets were paved with blood, as butchers carried the animals from the hills where they were slaughtered to the square below.

Actually, many locals come here for a classic Sunday - visit the market in the morning, and from there go to lunch and entertainment in the squares of Santa Ana or the La Latina area, a concentration of recommended tapas bars, for an outing that mostly ends in the small hours of the night.

Vendors of antiquities come to the Madrid flea market from around the world to buy and sell their products. You can find here more or less everything - starting from shoelaces, working tools, furniture from past centuries, ancient and luxurious design items.

Don't forget to haggle, vendors here will ask high prices for their products. Be sure to protect your personal items from pickpocketers.



#Tips

The market spreads around the narrow streets around the Plaza de Cascorro and Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores.

Arrive early - especially in summer. There are more finds and fewer crowds.

Feel free to haggle! It is allowed and accepted here.

Beware of pickpocketers - bring only what you absolutely need here. Don't leave your phone and wallet in your back pocket, and place your backpack in front of your body.

Hungry? Next to the market there is the best concentration of tapas bars that are nice and delicious, with great beers.

A Visit:

https://youtu.be/J1a8JU3ouAA



A Day at the El Rastro Market:

https://youtu.be/3bsSTtIJ8zY

On Sundays

Granville Island
Granville Island
#About the Island of Wonderful Food at the Heart of Vancouver

Granville Island is a small island, located on the southern side of the False Creek Bay. Between the island and the downtown is a river with two bridges, on the southern bridge is a pedestrian bridge.

This island, in the past a neglected and dirty industrial area, is a must see place in the city. There are many boutique stores, galleries, interesting street performances, nice gardens, a summer water park, beer brewery, and a great atmosphere.

The famous Granville is known for its food market and artists. Next to the flourishing market with restaurants, food stalls, and many local foods, there is hand-made art by artist, like ceramics, glass, fashion accessories, and more. This is a must visit site!



#What Can Be Seen Here?

On Grandville Island you can see a few attractions:

Granville Island Public Market - a fresh food market considered the most famous attraction on the island.

Granville Island Children Market - a market for children and their families with 30 stores and activities for children, as well as attractions for young kids.

Grandville Island Water Park - a nice water park that is open between May-September and is located next to the Children Museum.

Boat Sailing - there is a place to rent boats and sailing on your own, or join an organized tour.

The Brewery - Granville Island Brewing Co. on the island is a fun place for beer lovers, a place to get to know the steps of beer making, and tasting different flavors.



#History of Granville Island

It is hard to believe it, but Granville Island used to be a grey and dirty industrial area. Back then, neglected factories and buildings that were falling apart were here, and kept getting worse with the poor population, and rising crime.

Only at the end of the 1970's the island went through a serious upgrade. The local authorities put through a major effort to renovate, and the island became a magnet for tourists and local residents on weekends.

This is how in the 1970's the island was renovated from what used to be an industrial area, full of neglected factories and old workshops, into a great complex, with great tourist attractions, great restaurants, theaters, galleries, and more.

Today, Granville Island is considered a main tourist destination. There are street musicians on every corner, great food sold in the market, children's market with a great and fun atmosphere.



#Tips

Entrance to the island is free of charge.

Come to walk around here without a car, since there is limited parking. It is best to come here on foot by the pedestrian bridge, or the Sea Bus boat.

In summer there is a small water park that operated here, entrance here is free.

Information center for the island's visitors is at 1592 Johnston Street.

Many of the stores are closed on Mondays, so try coming here on other days.



A Closer Look :

https://youtu.be/l0UyKl9nUs0


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