0 Likes

Valley in Cappadocia
Cappadocia

Somewhere in Cappadocia, one of many valleys with hundreds of caves.

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14880x7440
Uploadet: 23/12/2010
Opdateret: 17/10/2014
Visninger:

...


Tags: cappadocia; kappadokia; rocks; nature; tourism; turkey; anatolia; unesco world heritage; cave
comments powered by Disqus

Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave Church
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
AHMET GÜMÜŞ
Peri bacalari goreme civari
AHMET GÜMÜŞ
Peri bacalari tepe goreme civari
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Mark Schuster
Frank Whittle the inventor of the Turbo-Jet - Coventry
Julian
Pavlov House
Rolf Ris
Giger bar - Gruyeres
Federico Infanti
Jesolo - Vista sul Faro
Paul Palmer
Venice 53rd Art Biennale - Japan exhibit
Kyrre Andersen
Midsummer Eve bonfire
Uwe Buecher
The more leaning tower
Galliez Stephane
Bonaparte bridge in Lyon
Julian
Mamaev-Kurgan
Tibor Illes
Greek Folklor Dancing Group of Egion - XI. Rose Festival
Jann Lipka
time ball tower Södermalm Stockholm
Jeffrey Martin
Machovo Jezero - Gigapixel
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Zeytinbagi, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Surp Stepanos Church in Efkere, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Greek Church in Kücükköy, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Yanartas Kilise, Kayabag, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hotel Alef
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Gory Stolowe
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hacli Kilise - Church with the Cross, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Greek Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hallac Hospital Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Trattoria Da Paolo
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.