Bursa is a large, modern metropolis that boasts all the amenities and features of contemporary life. But not too far out of the city, the hills and back roads surrounding Bursa are full of traditional little villages that feel worlds away from the hustle, bustle, and modernity of the city.

Recently, photographer Özgür Altınkaynak captured some scenes from a few of Bursa’s villages. We’ve featured Özgür’s photography here before (natural scenes, Muradiye), and when I saw these interesting village shots, I asked him if I could share them here on The Best of Bursa. He graciously agreed.

So, here are some neat Village Scenes by Özgür Altınkaynak.

Bursa Turkey village

Seferiısıklar village, in the mountains near Bursa

Bursa village

Seferiısıklar village, in the mountains near Bursa

Bursa Turkey village

Seferiısıklar village, in the mountains near Bursa

Bursa Turkey village

Dağakça village, south of Bursa city

Bursa Turkey village

Dağakça village, south of Bursa city

Bursa Turkey village

A Cumalıkızık tradeswoman

Bursa Turkey village

Kınık village, Bilecik, east of Bursa

Kastamonu Turkey

Kastamonu near the Black Sea; not near Bursa, but beautiful nonetheless

Özgür Altınkaynak is a budding local photographer. Visit his website at ozguraltinkaynak.com. All photos here are copyright © Özgür Altınkaynak and have been republished with permission.