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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bursa 2010 - Kosteniuk Photo Memories

Hello all!

I'm packing my suitcase right now. In less than 1 hour I will be leaving Bursa and will head to Istanbul, from where I will be flying to Paris and will spend this Christmas Eve (Russians have Christmas on the 7th of January) in the city of lights. The next morning I will fly back to Miami, where a couple hours after arriving I will give my first Book Signing and Talk at the Barnes & Noble in Aventura, at 7 PM on Thursday January 7.

Yesterday I had a chance to do some sightseeing in Bursa. The organizers were very kind to create a small excursion for us. Bursa was the capital of the Ottoman Empire for six hundred years. It has functioned as a bridge uniting the past with the future and it never lost the significance of being a center for trinity, while embracing humanity and homeland for various states for two thousand years. Bursa, situated southeast of the Marmara sea with a population over of 2.500.000, is the fourth largest city of Turkey.

Below are some photo memories:

This picture is taken from the Emir Khan which was built in 1340 and the Ulu Mosque can be seen through a tree.

Entering the Bedesten (Covered Bazaar) which is the most important trade center in Bursa.

In the center of Bursa in front of the Ulu Cami (Great Mosque).

I have to run now in order not to miss my bus to Istanbul.

Truly yours,
Alexandra Kosteniuk:)
Women's World Chess Champion

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