Bursa's 15th century Green Mosque & Green Tomb

Trip Start Mar 10, 2011
Trip End Mar 28, 2011

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Flag of Turkey  , Bursa,
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 5 (morning)

Temperature:   8 degrees
Weather:   nice sunny day       

From the comfort of my bed, the rays of the sun could be seen through the window's curtains.  Needless to say, I was up in a jiffy waking Michel up in the process from his very deep sleep.  With my camera on hand and still in pajamas, I was out on the balcony snapping pictures of the beautiful sunset making its appearance in the horizon way above the city’s buildings while hoping at the same time that Michel wouldn’t lock me out as a joke! 

I must have looked quite ridiculous with my fuschia colored flannel pajamas complete with black and white penguins but I didn’t care….nobody was around to see me luckily!  Noticing the appearance of goose bumps on my skin due to the cool wind breeze, with the sun’s arrival, things were about to change I told myself with a cheerful grin.

After breakfast and since I had a good half an hour of leisure before departure time, I wandered around the hotel’s exterior grounds with Michel as my very own private bodyguard.   The city of Bursa was still asleep and no noise could be heard as I explored in depth the surrounding area.

This morning, we visited the Green Tomb and the Green Mosque in Bursa where 15th century Ottoman architectural masterpieces were viewed.   Since both buildings were located in the same area, like one across the street from the other one, we didn’t have very far to walk even though I would have very much preferred to, at least just for the exercise!

The Green Mosque was a real beauty in which many details were paid attention to as Daghan pointed them out to us.  With a name like "The Green Mosque", you didn’t have to be a no-brainer to see why…….that’s it…… its was due to its tiles inside the building being……that’s it again….being green in color!   Voila!

As we left the premises, from the top of the hill, the entire city could be seen....everything looked so peaceful and quiet while in the horizon, the light fog slowly lifted giving it a mystical appearance in the process!  

Monique   :-)

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