Natural Bursa by Özgür Altınkaynak

Natural Bursa by Özgür Altınkaynak

There are some truly beautiful natural areas in and around Bursa. When a skilled photographer captures Bursa’s natural beauty on camera, I am both impressed and inspired. That’s why when I ran across Özgür Altınkaynak’s photography of Bursa’s nature, I asked him if I...
Fire of Anatolia Lights Up the Stage at Merinos

Fire of Anatolia Lights Up the Stage at Merinos

World-renowned Turkish dance troupe Anadolu Ateşi (Fire of Anatolia) made a stop at Bursa’s Merinos Atatürk Congress Center on Saturday, January 23. Fresh off their 2015 world tour and gearing up for their spring tour in Holland, Fire of Anatolia has been making a few...
An Artist on Artists Street

An Artist on Artists Street

“I love art. In fact, I would say I’m married to my art, and I’ll be doing this work until the day I die!” Serpil Kalkan exclaimed as we sat together at her street studio sipping tea and chatting. It was a chilly winter day in downtown Bursa, but Serpil’s charm was...
Bursa’s Swimming Stones

Bursa’s Swimming Stones

A Friday’s Fotoğrafı: The Swimming Stones fountains on Altıparmak Caddesi continue to flow on a snowy day in Bursa. These granite columns, designed by renowned German sculptor Christian Tobin, represent Karagöz and Hacivat, Bursa’s famous shadow puppets and unofficial...
Singing In the New Year

Singing In the New Year

In the first Featured Fotoğrafı of 2015, the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Orchestra sings (and plays and dances) in the New Year during their Yeni Yıla Merhaba (Hello to the New Year) Concert on December 30 in Osmangazi Hall at Merinos Atatürk Center.  The lively,...
Photographing the Bursa Photofest

Photographing the Bursa Photofest

Last week, it seemed like every professional and amateur photographer within a 3-country radius had descended on Bursa.  The streets were full of people with big cameras hanging around their necks snapping photos in all directions.  This, of course, included me—except...