Parlı Safa Camii Diyarbakır

From the caravanserai (Hasan Pasha Han) we were walking to the mosque called Safa Camii through some back lanes.

Through the back lanes, walking to the Safa Camii. Local people had been lively.

Through some back lanes, walking to the Safa Camii. Local people had been lively.

Bakery and lovely children of the way. These girls would be holding babies after 20 years.

Bakery and lovely children of the way. These girls would be holding babies after 20 years.

Arrived at the Parlı Safa Camii.

Arrived at the Parlı Safa Camii. Blue ceramics and pyramidal roofs are typical of Seljuk architecture.

Parli Safa Mosque was built in 15th century located on the very center of Diyarbakır.

Entered ParlıSafa Camii.

Entered ParlıSafa Camii.

The mosque is called “parli”, meaning fragrant, because of the mystic smell that had gathered from a plant which was mixed with the ingredients used during the mosque’s construction.

Ceiling of Parlı Safa Camii is very beautiful.

Ceiling of Parlı Safa Camii is very beautiful.

Children are studying the Koran outside the mosque.

Children are studying the Koran outside the mosque.

Girls are studying well, but the boy does not seem to like study.

Girls are studying well, but the boy does not seem to like study.

These girls came to the mosqueyard to play. They are very lovely, aren't they?

These girls came to the mosqueyard to play. They are very lovely, aren’t they?

When I was a child, I played in the precincts of the neighboring temple and Shinto shrine. It was good old days.

This old man is famous in this mosque.

This old man is famous in this mosque.

This old man told us about Islam, Mohammedanism. When the children press us for money. He raised his stick and sent them away and said “It was very shameful; but, please do not get them wrong, they are really poor.” And he continued “Please do not give money to them.” He looked very sad then. (A young woman kindly interpreted for us.) We thanked to him and left there walking to the booked hotel.

Walking to the booked hotel through some back lanes, they apeared and pastered us for money again.

Walking to the booked hotel through some back lanes. They appeared and pestered us for money again. (The last photo is blurred.)

A man shouted at the children and scared away them.

Through walls’ gate walking to the hotel. The hotel, Dedeman Diyarbakır. Sopping a little in the store near the hotel. View from the hotel room.

Through walls’ gate walking to the hotel. The hotel, Dedeman Diyarbakır. Sopping a little in the store near the hotel. View from the hotel room.

It was a very happy day.

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