Thursday, May 10, 2012


Another city we will be visiting in Turkey is Bursa. It was once the capital of the Ottoman State from 1326-1365. It was once one of the main manufacturers of silk during the period of the Silk Road. I'm interested to see what kind of silk and other textiles they have. They also have hot springs, or spas. I may have to try out the Baths here, too!


Ulu Cami (The Great Mosque) is located in Bursa. It is the largest mosque in Bursa and shows early Ottoman architecture. Sultan Bayezid I ordered it to be build and it was designed and built by Ali Neccar in 1396-1400. It has 20 domes that are arranged in 4 rows and are supported by 12 columns.

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How beautiful is that?! I can't wait to see it in real life!
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