Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul

I have been thinking of Istanbul a lot recently.

Whirling dervish ceremony

I have been thinking about the beautiful city.

music whirling dervish

The culture treasure and shopping mecca.

whirling dervishes in Istanbul

And the transfixing qualities of the place and the people.

Watching whirling dervishes

Several years ago, when I visited with a friend, we walked, and ate and boated and biked.

skirts of whirling dervishes

And we sat down and watched the whirling dervishes.

Whirling dervish dance

They entered a trance as they spun, and it was mesmerizing to watching their skirts and their fluid movements.

watching whirling dervishes in Istanbul


One thought on “Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul

  1. AJ says:

    It’s interesting that the Sufi’s, who still have to live underground and are persecuted, somehow serve as the poetic and romantic image of Turkey.

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