0 Likes

Aynalı (Firkatan) Church, Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia

Aynalı (Firkatan) Kilise near Göreme

8th/9th century

View More »

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16220x8110
Uploaded: 20/12/2013
Updated: 29/05/2014
Views:

...


Tags: cave church; byzantine; religion; greek; history; wall painting; art; unesco; world heritage; tuff rock; anatolia; culture
comments powered by Disqus

Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Aynalı bzw. Firkatan Kilise bei Göreme, Kappadokien, Türkei
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Aynalı (Firkatan) Church, Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
Ahmet Emin Zırh
The Dark Church
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Close to the Meskendir Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Meskendir Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Meskendir Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Valley near Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hallac Hospital Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hallac Hospital Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hallac Hospital Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hallac Hospital Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hallac Hospital Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey
Artur Paluta
Chisinau - Church - Schimbarea La Fata a Mantuitorului
Bernd Dohrmann - www.360Bilder.de
Cap de Formentor - Mallorca
Willy Kaemena
Hot Air Balloon
Simona Bartolomei
Devil's Bridge
Igor Marx
Excalibur 08 hannover
Markus Ortner
Maltabergeralm Restaurant
Hans-Dieter Teschner
Das Es! #2
Gergely Szekrenyi
Cala Sabina
Ronald Tichelaar
Orchid Nursery "De Orchideeën Hoeve"
Toni Garbasso
Piazza Indipendenza
Hans-Dieter Teschner
Esslingen, Bahnhofstraße
Walker Young
The Main Stadium
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Porta Nigra
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Venice - Ponte de le Torete
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Verona: Piazza Erbe
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kaya Odalar - Bedroom
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hidden Cave Church
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Dome
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Castle Festival Burghausen
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Asmali Cave House
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Shadow Man, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Railwaymuseum Camlik 1
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tarakli Village, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hidrellez Kloster in Kappadokien, Türkei
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.