Tuesday, July 19, 2011

a day in Konya

Apologies for my radio blog silence!  Alex has really taken over since we've been in Turkey (though he did erroneously publish once as me).  This trip has been an amazing whirlwind.  In the past three days we've left the Cappadocia/Urgup region for Konya and after Konya, Izmir, Selcuk/Ephesus, and now Foca for a little r&r!  Foca is a lovely little beach town, but I'm getting ahead of myself.  For now, some pics from Konya.

Above, the whirling dervishes performing Sema, their ecstatic spinning ceremony, in the tradition of Mevlana.

Mevlana Turbasi aka the Green Mausoleum, the tomb of Mevlana, better known in the West as the philosopher/poet Rumi.

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