The Mevlâna Museum, located in Konya, Turkey, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes.
Sultan 'Ala' al-Din Kayqubad, the Seljuk sultan who had invited Mevlâna to Konya, offered his rose garden as a fitting place to bury Baha' ud-Din Walad (also written as Bahaeddin Veled), the father of Mevlâna, when he died on 12 January 1231. When Mevlâna died in 17 December 1273 he was buried next to his father.
Mevlâna's successor Hüsamettin Çelebi decided to build a mausoleum (Kubbe-i-Hadra) over his grave of his master. The Seljuk construction, under architect Behrettin Tebrizli, was finished in 1274. Gürcü Hatun, the wife of the Seljuk Emir Suleyman Pervane, and Emir Alameddin Kayser funded the construction. The cylindrical drum of the dome originally rested on four pillars. The conical dome is covered with turquoise faience.
... from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mevlana_Museum
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marabu61 (7781) 2014-05-10 13:59
A truly gorgeous shot of this impressing mosque and museum indeed. The beautiful flowers in the foreground provide the perfect contrast to the building behind and the gorgeous blue sky above it. A winner indeed.
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imageme (1625) 2014-05-10 18:15
Hi Ahmet, Lovely colour contrasts taken with great light and tones. The white and red flowers in the FG framed the museum nicely. Perfect focus with sharpness along with details. Thank for sharing
jusninasirun (17160) 2014-05-10 21:35
Salam Ahmet. You have captured this wonderful architecture beautifully. I like the foreground tulips making this composition truly stunning. I am a big fan of Rumi and this post makes my day.
cornejo (29251) 2014-05-25 4:46
Hello Ahmet, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with tulips in the foreground, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good pov, good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
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