Belly dancing is performed in Istanbul restaurants, as the dancer has to dodge waiters to keep her dance going. I have edited out interruptions to this traditional dance dating back to the Ottoman Empire. The clip is a segment from "What the Sultan Saw”, highlighting the history of Turkey & Constantinople/Istanbul, featuring the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires, plus modern Turkey.
This free Intrepid Berkeley Explorer video tour of western and central Turkey stars the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Cappadocia (land of scenic fairy chimneys), Ephesus (& other Roman cities), the Turkish Riviera, Turkish folk dancing and belly dancing, shopping for the magic flying carpet, and much more.
The video can be seen on the web, if you have a high speed internet connection.
My video site is:
The new gallery of still photos from my trip to Turkey can be viewed with any modem at:
And there is my Home Page giant galaxy of still pictures at: