The Ulu Camii or Great Mosque of Bursa is a venerable and quite pleasant building, dating from 1396. The Lonely Planet guide compares it to the Erzerum Ulu Camii, but I disagree, that one is much darker and though nice does not give me the delight I always feel in the Bursa one.
It was the first large congregational mosque of the Ottomans and measures 56 x 68 m over all. It has three entries: a ‘Great Door’ in the North, and two secondary entries in the East and the West.
On the picture: The eastern wall and its entry, facing the large square called ‘Orhan Gazi Meydanı’.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Islamic Architecture: Ottoman Turkey’ (Godfrey Goodwin) – London 1977 .
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