Konya is situated in central southern Turkey at the lower edge of the vast
Anatolian highlands, with the Taurus Mountain chain in the distance. In the first century A.D. the city
witnessed the apostolate of Saints Paul and Barnaba who played an important role
in the evangelization of this area.
We visited the Monastery-Mausoleum of Mevlâna which has a conical fluted dome of intense turquoise.
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Bus ride over the Taurus Mountains Taurus Mountains and pasture Snow in the higher elevations More snow Stopped here for the picture And to play in the snow - Jim was like a little kid in the snow Typical rest stop along Turkish highway - that's our bus in the distance for 7 travels Shoe-shine boy in the rest stop Apartment buildings as we enter Konya Main street in Konya Mevlana Park is our destination Mevlana Mosque Inside the mosque Inside the mosque Inside the mosque Exhibit by the mosque entrance Home of the Whirling Dervishes In the mosque courtyard lightbox gallery cmsby VisualLightBox.com v6.1
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