Photographer's Note

This photograph was taken in Buca at İzmir... This is the Mevlana Statue...

This statue was erected on the Tingirtepe-hill in Buca in Izmir. With its fundament it is 25 m. high and lies 160 m. over the sea level. Around Mevlana statue you see the whirling derwishes. There is a cafe below the statue. The statue was made by the sculptor Eray Okkan.

Mevlana who is also known as Rumi, was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. To him and to his disciples all religions are more or less truth. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to men of all sects and creeds.
Mevlana was born on 30 September 1207 in Balkh in present day Afghanistan. He died on 17 December 1273 in Konya in present day Turkey. He was laid to rest beside his father and over his remains a splendid shrine was erected. The 13th century Mevlana Mausoleum with its mosque, dance hall, dervish living quarters, school and tombs of some leaders of the Mevlevi Order continues to this day to draw pilgrims from all parts of the Muslim and non-Muslim world.

Buca'nın en yüksek tepesi olan Tıngırtepe'ye dikilen ve kaidesiyle birlikte 25 metre yüksekliğindeki Mevlana heykeli, Buca'nın her yerinden görülebilmektedir. Heykel, heykeltraş Eray Okkan tarafından 7 ayda tamamlanmıştır.Heykelin altında da Konyalılar Vakfı tarafından işletilen hoş bir kafeterya bulunmakta.....

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