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On our last evening in Istanbul we attended the rather glitzy "Dances of Colors" show, lavishly costumed, with recorded music. Definitely aimed at tourists, but enjoyable, providing samples of Turkish dances ranging from Sufi whirling to belly dance. The traditional regional folk dances were the best.

We also enjoyed other sights in Istanbul not represented in these photographs, including the Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts (Türk ve Islam Eserleri Müzesi) on the other side of the Hippodrome near the Blue Mosque. Their gift shop had tasteful and interesting souvenirs we didn't see elsewhere.