0 Likes

Cave church in Tatlarin, Turkey
Cappadocia

There are only a few people who find the way to Tatların, and the entrance to the cave church with frescoes from the 13th century is locked by an iron door. This explains why the old frescoes survived the stupid name carving vandalism.

Copyright: Heiner straesser - derpanoramafotograf.com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14860x7430
Uploaded: 23/11/2012
Updated: 29/05/2014
Views:

...


Tags: cappadocia; anatolia; turkey; history; tuffstone; tuff rocks; greek; wall painting; frescoes; religion
comments powered by Disqus

Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave church in Tatlarin, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave church in Tatlarin, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave church in Tatlarin, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave church in Tatlarin, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hittite rockinscription, Goekcetoprak, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
St Jean Cave Church, Gülsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey-1
Mario Gaetano Brucculeri
Blossom Horses
Jonas Carlson Almqvist
T21 Diesel Locomotive
鼎典全景,Ding code panorama,
长春天嘉公园景观(32),Changchun days jia park
鼎典全景,Ding code panorama,
长春朝阳公园----望湖亭东侧林荫道,Changchun chaoyang park
鼎典全景,Ding code panorama,
长春天嘉公园景观(07),Changchun days jia park
Sven Fennema
Abandoned Powerplant - Cathedral of rust
Zvonko Marjanovic
The Latin church
Tomasz Makarewicz
Peak Charles - the Cave
Sven Fennema
The small chapel
David Takáč
Underpass at Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, the scene IIHF World Championship 2011
Mark Weber
Upper Antelope Canyon
Tanja Barnes
Salvation Mountain, Niland California
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
140826 112 213 Meryem Ana
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Garden of the Kirms-Krackow-House
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Meryem Ana Church, Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Aussersteinberg, Austria
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Venice - Campiello del Magazen
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Barbara Church, Soganli Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Railwaymuseum Camlik 5
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Isar and St. Lukas church
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Love Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Oldtimer Meeting in Muehldorf 1, Germany
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Nerik 11-01
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cumalikizik, 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.