We said good-by to the old year and all its sadness, and hello to a happier New Year Turkish style.
Our good friends and neighbors invited us to share this special night with them.
Dancing, laughing, eating, music, a magical evening.
The haunting sound of the baglama (a Turkish stringed instrument) beckoned us to sit, enjoy, listen and travel to a distant place.
Ancient Turkey, the Ottoman Era, the Byzantium Empire, Constantinople, it was there in every note being played.
We left, stood under a sky brilliant with stars , and greeted the New Year’s to the sound of music old as time itself.
Happy New Year Turkish Style!