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Bursa’s Golden Karagöz Folk Dance Competition

The 30th International Golden Karagöz Folk Dance Competition was held in July on stages throughout Bursa. Internationally renowned, the competitive festival aims to promote intercultural friendship through folk dance. This year’s event drew da...
by The Best of Bursa on Sep 5, 2016

Village Scenes by Özgür Altınkaynak

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 hu...
by The Best of Bursa on Jun 17, 2016

The Weekend That Wasn’t Meant To Be

We had some high hopes for the April 9-10 weekend. This month, Bursa is celebrating the 690th anniversary of the Ottoman conquest. We enjoyed these celebrations last year, and we were looking forward to watching the festivities again this year. Regre...
by The Best of Bursa on Apr 13, 2016

Life Lessons Learned on an Uludağ Hike

A guest post by Matt Conley One of my passions in life is to dive into other cultures through travel and outdoor adventure. It was during my first camping and hiking trip with some Turkish friends of mine that my belief that outdoor adventure can...
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 25, 2016

Muradiye from Two Perspectives: A Joint Photography Project

Muradiye Külliyesi is the social and religious complex commissioned by Sultan Murat II (1403-1451). Built in the early 1420s, Muradiye is on Bursa’s UNESCO World Heritage site inscription as one of the historically important locations in the city...
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 19, 2016

Natural Bursa by Özgür Altınkaynak

by The Best of Bursa on Feb 18, 2016

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. Tha...
by The Best of Bursa on Feb 2, 2016

Bursa through the Lens of Jason and Kaela

Bursa is a rich cultural and historical center revealing centuries of Ottoman history and Islamic heritage. These are evident in the city’s architecture, historical sites, and enduring ways of life. All of this makes Bursa somewhat of a living mus...
by The Best of Bursa on Jan 9, 2016

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) neig...
by The Best of Bursa on Nov 23, 2015

An Autumn Day in Tirilye

On a sunny autumn afternoon, we pulled into the Bursa’s seaside village of Tirilye looking for lunch with a view and a chance to burn through a few rolls of film (or, at least take a lot of digital photos). As it turns out, we weren’t disappointe...
by The Best of Bursa on Nov 16, 2015

The Best of Bursa Turns 1; Welcomes Contributor

Happy birthday to The Best of Bursa! Around this time last year, The Best of Bursa launched with a handful of photos, some visiting information, zero readers, and the simple idea of making Bursa, Turkey better known to the English-speaking world thro...
by The Best of Bursa on Oct 29, 2015

Spring Photos Never Entered

Almost. Thought about it. Could’ve. Should’ […] The post Spring Photos Never Entered appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Aug 1, 2015

Bursa’s Whirling Dervishes

In this Featured Fotoğrafı, whirling dervishes perform […] The post Bursa’s Whirling Dervishes appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on May 6, 2015

Everyday Street Scenes

One of the things I appreciate about Bursa is that desp […] The post Everyday Street Scenes appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Apr 20, 2015

A Café with a View

For a while, I had looked for an opportunity to get ont […] The post A Café with a View appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Apr 6, 2015

Photos Fit To Be Hung

Some months ago, my lovely wife asked me to frame a few […] The post Photos Fit To Be Hung appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 18, 2015


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