Two days ago Mostar’s symbol the â€ªOld Bridge lit up in the colours of the Turkish national flag for solidarity with â€ªTurkey and its citizens in these hard times.
Our hometown has always had a good friendly relationship with Turkish people who also help during the reconstruction period. Read more about the reconstruction of the Old Tow in Mostar in our previous post.
We are proud to tell the story about the architect from Istanbul, Selda Turasan who visited Mostar with her daughter. This very kind, friendly and communicative woman got in touch with us over our Instagram profile.
During our chats, she stated that she was amazed by the architecture of the Old Bridge and enjoyed seeing lots of details in the Old Town. We can safely say that her visit to Mostar satisfied her professional curiosity about the development of architecture in this region.
We would like to thank Selda Turasan very much for her help and hope that she will visit Mostar again on her travel path.
Here are her words and impressions about Mostar:
Nevatra Nehrinin zÃ¼mrÃ¼t rengi sularÄ± Ã¼zerinde muhtesem ,mimarlÄ±k harikasÄ± : Mostar KÃ¶prÃ¼sÃ¼.Bu gÃ¼zellik karÅŸÄ±sÄ±nda hayranlÄ±k duymamak mÃ¼mkÃ¼n deÄŸil.EÄŸer henÃ¼z gÃ¶rmediyseniz seyahat programÄ±nÄ±za mutlaka almalÄ±sÄ±nÄ±z.
1566 yÄ±lÄ±nda Mimar Sinan ‘nÄ±n Ã¶ÄŸrencisi Mimar Hayreddin tarafÄ±ndan yapÄ±lmÄ±ÅŸtÄ±r.BoÅŸnak dilinde “Stari Most” olarak adlandÄ±rÄ±lan kÃ¶prÃ¼nÃ¼n yapÄ±mÄ±nda 456 taÅŸ kullanÄ±lmÄ±ÅŸ.YapÄ±m harcÄ±nda yumurta ve keÃ§i kÄ±lÄ± kullanÄ±lan kÃ¶prÃ¼ tek kemerli , iki ayak arasÄ± aÃ§Ä±klÄ±ÄŸÄ± 28.59 metre geniÅŸliÄŸinde ve 20 metre yÃ¼ksekliÄŸindedir.TaÅŸ korkuluklarÄ± arasÄ± geniÅŸlik 4.05 metredir.Ãœst dÃ¶ÅŸemesi kademelidir.Bu Ã¶zelliÄŸi sayesinde yayalar rahatlÄ±kla geÃ§ebilmektedir.
9. KasÄ±m.1993 ‘ de yÄ±kÄ±lan kÃ¶prÃ¼ 2004 yÄ±lÄ±nda eski halinde inÅŸa edilmiÅŸ ve 2005 yÄ±lÄ±nda DÃ¼nya MirasÄ± listesine eklenmiÅŸtir.
The Old Bridge was designed in 1566 by architect Hayreddin who was the student of architect Sinan. 456 bricks were used in the bridge`s structure which is called â€œStari mostâ€ in Bosnian language.
Eggs and goat hair were used in the construction of the feet of the Bridge. The gap between the bridges two feet is 28.59 meters width and 20 meters height.
The width between its stone railings is 4.05 meters. Pedestrians can easily cross the bridge because of its quality.
The bridge was added to the World heritage List in 2005. after being rebuilt in 2004. because of the devastation that took place on 9th November 1993.