Tag Archives: Red School

Mevlevi Mosque and Greek School, Balat

Mesnevihane, Fener Rum Lisesi, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Mesnevihane, Fener Rum Lisesi, İstanbul, pentax k10d

typical view of Balat :  Mesnevihane (mevlevi mosque) and  Greek school are sharing same walls

Private Greek College, Özel Fener Rum Lisesi, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Private Greek College, Özel Fener Rum Lisesi, İstanbul, pentax k10d

because of red bricks we say “kırmızı mektep”  red school.

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Fener Rum Lisesi (Fener Greek college)

Özel Fener Rum Lisesi , Private Fener Greek College, İstanbul,  pentax k10d

Özel Fener Rum Lisesi , Private Fener Greek College, İstanbul, pentax k10d

this is a magnificient building for photo hunter. Built with red bricks,  near to the Mevlevi mosque and Ismail ağa mosque.   Generally we know as Red School (in turkish Kırmızı Mektep)

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Özel Fener Rum Lisesi

Private Greek High School, Özel Fener Rum Lisesi , Fener, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Private Greek High School, Özel Fener Rum Lisesi , Fener, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Common name for this school is “red school” (Kırmızı Mektep in Turkish).

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Mesnevihane and Greek school , Balat Istanbul, Pentax K10d

Mesnevihane and Greek school , Balat Istanbul, Pentax K10d

Private Greek High School and Mesnevihane (Mevlevi mosque and school). Two different culture in same street ..

together and happy, Who wants to come with us


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Mevlevi mosque (Mesnevihane) and red school

Who Wants To Come With Us?

At every instant and from every side, resounds the call of Love:
We are going to sky, who wants to come with us?
We have gone to heaven, we have been the friends of the angels,
And now we will go back there, for there is our country.
We are higher than heaven, more noble than the angels:
Why not go beyond them? Our goal is the Supreme Majesty.
What has the fine pearl to do with the world of dust?
Why have you come down here? Take your baggage back. What is this place?
Luck is with us, to us is the sacrifice!…
Like the birds of the sea, men come from the ocean–the ocean of the soul.
Like the birds of the sea, men come from the ocean–the ocean of the soul.
How could this bird, born from that sea, make his dwelling here?
No, we are the pearls from the bosom of the sea, it is there that we dwell:
Otherwise how could the wave succeed to the wave that comes from the soul?
The wave named ‘Am I not your Lord’ has come, it has broken the vessel of the body;
And when the vessel is broken, the vision comes back, and the union with Him.

Hz. Mevlana
Mevlana Jalauddin Rumi

with peace, come, our convent is not a place of despair


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Red School and Mevlevi Mosque (Mesnevihane)

Come, come whatever you are,
it doesn’t matter Whether you are an
infidel, an idolater or a fire-worshiper,
Come, our convent is not a place of despair. Come, even if you violated your swear A hundred times,
come again.

Hz. Mevlana (Mevlana Jalauddin Rumi)

Red School from Balat Streets


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Red School (Kirmizi Mektep)


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In Golden Horn streets, you can see interesting building of Private Fener
College (red school)

(In Turkish : Özel Fener Rum Lisesi, Kirmizi Mektep )

Balat, Istanbul

Taken by Pentax K10D, 18 mm

Red School view from Balat streets


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Balat streets and Red School

Golden Horn scene


Golden Horn, Istanbul

two important area in Golden Horn

  • Stefi Stefan Bulgar Church (in turkish : Bulgar Klisesi)
  • Private Fener College (we say as “kırmızı mektep” red school)

I’ll share several shots for both of them .