Photo Friday: A Kid in a Candy Shop

Sekerci Cafer Erol (Candy Shop) in Istanbul
Sekerci Cafer Erol (Candy Shop) in Istanbul

I'm not sure whether the kids put more fingerprints on the glass cases at this traditional Turkish candy shop (Sekerci Cafer Erol), or whether I did. We couldn't resist the urge to taste a wide variety of cookies, candies and traditional sweets and walked away with a box stuffed with treats. Of course, once we sat down on a neighborhood bench we found out what we knew all along, as delicious as everything was, it was so sugary that we couldn't eat more than a few bites of each. Still, I won't likely get another chance to taste Turkish sweets from a 200 year old, family run shop again soon, so I'm glad I got to try a variety of flavors.

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      1. Sarah V. on July 8, 2010 at 10:36 p.m.

        Oh, this looks wonderful! Can you imagine how many children have enjoyed candy from this shop over the years? Incredible.

      2. Crystal aka Travelers Barista on July 8, 2010 at 11:27 p.m.

        What a great angle on this picture. Love it!
        Now that your posting Thursday nights, my "foto fridays" have come out a little early as well so I can post links. LOL

      3. Kerry Dexter on July 9, 2010 at 2:43 a.m.

        interesting how kids -- and adults share that fascination for candy shops around the world. is the sweets, or the variety, or maybe both?

      4. Margo on July 9, 2010 at 6:57 a.m.

        that place looks so amazing!So shiny, magical and enticing... much more so than the check out line at the grocery store.

      5. Angela on July 9, 2010 at 8:20 a.m.

        I feel like a kid in a candy store just looking at this!

      6. Debbie on July 9, 2010 at 2:16 p.m.

        @Sarah V, Oh I hadn't even considered that! The candy shop wasn't in our guidebook, so imagine getting off a ferry boat, feeling disoriented, and then stumbling into it!

        @Crystal Terrific! Yes, I'm trying to queue these up in advance - I had been doing it that way before the baby was born, but in the past year things got away from me a bit ;) Now I'm getting my life back on track!

        @Margo Thank goodness they don't have this stuff in the checkout line at the grocery store - I wouldn't be able to resist

        @Angela There are some shots with D pressing her nose up the glass. I love them, but they're not great photos unless you're the mom ;)

      7. Caitlin @ Roaming Tales on July 9, 2010 at 5:56 p.m.

        That's a great picture!