The stocky stone building is still used as the Catholic church (Santa Maria) and dominates the central square of the neighbourhood. However, unsympathetic local politicians have ensured most of its grounds have been lost (1970s?), now occupied by the council supermarket, Tansaş.
image courtesy of Melisa Urgandokur
Creation of the central square of Bornova, around 1970, with the Catholic church in the background, one of the properties that lost land in the process.
image courtesy of Andrew Simes - click for larger image
image courtesy of Andrew Simes, 2010