Bursa’s Green Mausoleum (Yeşil Türbesi) is the resting place of Mehmet I Çelebi (1381-1421), the fifth Ottoman sultan. The tomb was constructed by the sultan himself and is located in his social complex in Bursa’s Yeşil (green) neighborhood on the east end of the city center. Surrounded by a mosque, a madrassah, a park, and a block of old Ottoman homes now housing souvenir and antique shops, UNESCO-listed Yeşil is one of the most beautiful spots in the city. Mehmet’s Green Mausoleum certainly contributes to the beauty and interest of the complex.
Recently, I found myself at Yeşil Türbesi after sunset. Lit with colored LED lights, the green-blue tiled tomb is as beautiful in the dark as it is in the daylight. Thankfully, I had come with a wide-angle lens affixed to my camera, so I made an attempt to capture the building in its after-dark glory. The Yeşil Türbesi makes a good subject for some featured fotoğrafı.