Oct 13, 2008

Tailors Market Tripoli Lebanon

Wandering the the world’s markets is one of life’s traveling pleasures. The port city of Tripoli, Lebanon’s second largest city, houses among the most atmospheric of Lebanon’s markets.

Like ancient markets around the globe the souks in the Old City of Tripoli consist of a network of alleys and covered passages where generations of merchants and craftsman have toiled for centuries. Each section features particular goods, such as spices, jewelery and textiles.

Pictured is the Tailors Market. Dating from the 14th century it suffered damage during the Civil War and was restored after. Openings in the high arched ceilings allow natural light to filter down to the small shops. It is nice place to take in displays of traditional fashions worn by women.

9 comments:

discount airfare said...

Good to see that traditional clothes.
Nice information about Lebanon's market can't resist from shopping out there after reaching Lebanon.

Catherine said...

I can never resist markets either...just so photogenic for one thing...

Wendy said...

Hi Catherine,
and you are quite the talented treasure hunter and haggler!

Lakshmi said...

the colours are so vibrant..markets are fun when they are not too crowded ..I get a little stifled

Wendy said...

Lakshmi, I agree!

Anil said...

Markets are my favorite stop in any city, especially those in the Middle East and Asia.

Lynne said...

that looks like a place I could get lost in!

Wendy said...

Anil, Those parts of the world are spoiled for good markets!

Lynne, It was a great place to get lost :^)

Tailors Los Angeles said...

My mom was in that market last year and she told me that it is an amazing market to shop. Everything that she wants was in that amazing place.