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...
Bursa’s Whirling Dervishes

Bursa’s Whirling Dervishes

In this Featured Fotoğrafı, Bursa’s whirling dervishes perform in the city’s Karabaş-i Veli Culture Center. Tucked away on a quiet side street in Bursa’s old Ībrahimpaşa neighborhood stands the Karabaş-i Veli Culture Center, one of Bursa’s last remaining...
Conquering Bursa

Conquering Bursa

This month, the city is celebrating the 689th anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Bursa. Each April for the past 11 years, Bursa has celebrated this significant event. Called the Osman Gazi Remembrance and Bursa Conquest Festival, activities include a parade, art...
Remembering Bursa’s Sacrifice

Remembering Bursa’s Sacrifice

These days, the whole of Turkey is remembering and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Çanakkale (Gallipoli) Campaign of World War I. In this major battle, the British-led Allied forces spent most of 1915 attempting to gain control of the Dardanelles, the...
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...