City by night
Konya Travel Blog› entry 8 of 11 › view all entries
November 14th, 2009 – by: kamja
When we arrived to Konya by bus we saw some nice building, that was definetely something important so we decided to see it on our own once again. On our way we were passing near a muslim cemetery, amazing thing about it- the writing is on the back of the headstone, so you can see it standing behind the grave. Of course we were nearly attacked by a pack of hounds, luckily the gate stopped them.
My trace knowledge of Turkish allowed me to read that "Konya Buyuksehir Belediyesi Melvana Kultur Merkezi" is a city center of dervis' culture. The building was extraordinary, all marble, with an outdoor amphitheatre, and sort of mosque- it wasn't exactly mosque it was a place whith the carpet where muslims (men and women) could pray. There was even a fountain so they could wash their legs etc. Of course we, barbarians from Europe didn't know that was the place, and we almost crammed our asses there, of course. But, luckily, in the last moment we recognized the place, so nothing happened.
We didn't know the city very well and it was getting kinda late, so we just walked back to the hotel. The Turkish version of "We've got talent" was on the TV, so of course I couldn't stop myself from watching.
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