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Şinasi Çelikkol, Master of Puppets

Tucked away in his Karagöz Antiques souvenir shop in Bursa’s Eski Aynalı Çarşı, Mr. Şinasi Çelikkol labors away at his two loves: purveying Turkish antiques and promoting traditional Ottoman shadow puppetry. Şinasi Bey’s antique shop is a...
by The Best of Bursa on Jun 1, 2016

Bursa’s Music Maker

“In a typical year, I make three or four violins,” Can explained to me as we sat together in his workshop in Bursa’s Konak neighborhood. Hand tools littered his workbench, maple and spruce planks were neatly stacked on a floor rack, a picture o...
by The Best of Bursa on Apr 8, 2016

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,...
by The Best of Bursa on Jan 3, 2016

A Dealer of Fine Turkish Rugs

Walking down the street in front of Bursa’s histo […] The post A Dealer of Fine Turkish Rugs appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on May 22, 2015

A Dealer of Turkish Rugs

Walking down the street in front of Bursa’s histo […] The post A Dealer of Turkish Rugs appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on May 22, 2015

Remembering Chris McCandless – Into The Wild

A New and Different Sun “So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear t...
by Art of Adventure on May 23, 2013


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