am back from my travels and am starting to get film developed. this one is from istanbul on my last day there when i happened upon a large nevrus outdoor celebration. nevrus or "navrus" in central asia is an islamic adaptation of a pre-islamic festival celebrating the coming of spring on march 21. there was the traditional hammer striking the piece of metal, jumping over the fire, and other performances. there were even groups from central asian countries of uzbekistan and turkmenistan. i think that this group of performers was from uzbekistan.