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Bursa 2006 3107b.jpg

Bursa 2006 3107b.jpg

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This is another series of shots of one of the truly great mosques in Bursa the Yesil or Green (1424) Mosque. It has a wealth of great tiles and carving, apart from just being good architecture.I visited the mosque once again in December 2006. I used flash to bring out more natural colours on the great tilework. Reflection caused some trouble, overall I think the result is acceptable.

The window near the minber.

The picture gives a good idea of the extreme thickness of the walls, typical of the Ottoman search for a considerable margin of safety. The small recesses which thus arise are often used for reading or study, as the wooden book stand suggests.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Islamic Architecture: Ottoman Turkey’ (Godfrey Goodwin) – London 1977

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