Istanbul \u2013 almost exactly a year ago, I spent almost every evening eating at a small place near Topkapi palace.\nIt was an open air restaurant with a basic menu of Turkish food \u2013 with seating under many trees. The temperature was perfect \u2013 not too cold and the basic fare, was just right for my kind of daily eating habits.\nThe best thing about the place was the little Sufi devotional music and dance show that was put on every evening. It was easy to spend the sunset hours watching them. \u00a0 Their music, the beautiful visual they presented made is easy to expend my curiosity in creating imaginary scenarios about their lives. Every day spent in\u00a0 Istanbul was magical and this was the perfect way to end the magic.\nThe beauty of the day would increase the adrenalin levels and then at dinner time, Sufi visions would calm me down.\nA few photos:\n\nClick to view slideshow.\n\nThis vision \u2013 with the divine light shining upon the devotional dancer- is unforgettable!\nHow can it be that a place that gave me and millions of other travelers so much joy, itself faces so much strife today?\n\nBack to Anatolia Diaries\n.\njm\nJuly 2016\nThe post The Land of the Sufi appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.