Bursa’s Oldest Living Resident

Bursa’s Oldest Living Resident

“This must be it,” my friend Ahmet told me as we pulled up to the edge of the centuries-old stone-walled cemetery in Bursa’s little Armutköy village. “But it looks more like a çınar to me.” Bursa is famous for its collection of 600 and 700-year-old çınar (plane)...
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...
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...