Wintertime Snapshots

Wintertime Snapshots

Bursa is a beautiful city in the winter, especially after a fresh snowfall. Here are a few pictures we’ve shot in downtown Bursa this winter.   Megan W. came through town this winter and took these snapshots before the snow started to fly. Thank you, Megan, for...
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...
Almira Hotel Bursa, Luxury with Location

Almira Hotel Bursa, Luxury with Location

A little while ago, I learned that Almira Hotel Bursa is the most-frequently Googled hotel in Bursa. In fact, it is one of the most searched-for terms for all search terms that include the word “Bursa.” When I learned this, I decided to make a visit to Almira Hotel...
Yeşil Türbesi at Dark

Yeşil Türbesi at Dark

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...
A Café with a View

A Café with a View

For a while, I had looked for an opportunity to get onto the top floors of one of the tall buildings around Fomara Square near Şehreküstü metro station. “The view from those buildings must be fantastic,” I thought to myself as I imagined the panorama of the old city...
Snapshots from Bursa’s Snowy Streets

Snapshots from Bursa’s Snowy Streets

We’re pretty confident that winter in Bursa is coming to an end. Sure, there will be snow on the mountain for a couple of months yet. But down here in the valley the season appears to be turning. Crabapple trees are blooming, tulips are pushing their way through the...