0 Likes

Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey
Cappadocia

The biggest Anatolian church seems to be forgotten somewhere in a small village.  But the Orthodox Patriach Bartolomeus celebrated here a mass for 500 people from all over the world on the 27th of May 2012. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!

Copyright: Heiner straesser - derpanoramafotograf.com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14876x7438
Uploaded: 04/07/2012
Updated: 29/05/2014
Zobrazení:

...


Tags: church; cappadocia; anatolia; religion; history; greek; art; architecture
comments powered by Disqus

Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Church in Hasaköy, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Church in Hasaköy, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Church in Hasaköy, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Barbara Church, Soganli Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Refectory in Soganli, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Geyikli Monastery, Soganli, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave Church in Soganli, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Soganli Han, Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Yilanli Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Costas Vassis
Theogefiro
Martin Hertel
Picadilly Circus
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Golden Chedi, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok
Ryan Helinski
Petroglyph Nat'l Monu.: Path between Black and JA
Martin Broomfield
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Jedsada Puangsaichai
The Royal Pantheon, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok
Michael Pop
Mausoleum of the popes in fortress Biertan
Michael Pop
The marketplace in Biertan
Michael Pop
Stairs to the fortress Biertan
Alexey Yuzhakov
Yaroslavl. Andropova street
Michael Pop
Medieval restaurant Unglerus in Biertan
Richard Chesher
New Caledonia underwater panorama Ilot Mbo
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Ortakoy4 istanbul turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hotel Alef
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Greek House in Basköy, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Grossglockner Mountain Road, Austria
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Mayen, Germany
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Grossglockner Mountain Road
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Armenian Church in Develi, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Dome
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hochseilgarten uebersee 2
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Ruined Armenian Church in Germir, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Dutlu camii uchisar turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
former Greek quarter in Nevsehir, Turkey
More About Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a part of central Turkey. Eruptions of several volcanoes (e.g. Erciyes Dag, Hasan Dag) had covered the area with tuff. Erosion dug valleys and created an uncountable number of different shaped rocks. The tuff's ability to store water made the valleys much more fertile than the higher surroundings. After the arrival of the first people, they soon started to dig caves into the soft stone. By the time they developed the ability to dig cities into the underground with tunnels of several kilometers. A sophisticated pipe- and tunnel-system cared for fresh air and water, to enable the people to hide from enemies for a long time. In the 5th century hermits started to settle in the valleys and to paint their caves. In the next centuries more and more hermits and monks arrived and a rich cave-architecture with colourfull wallpaintings developed. The most famous are the churches of Goereme and the Peristrema Valley (=Ihlara Valley) between Ihlara and Selime. Today thousands of tourists from all over the world are visiting the area.