0 Likes

Prunkfassade im Güllüdere Tal, Kappadokien, Türkei
Cappadocia

Facade of an unfortunately locked cave building in the Güllüdere Valley.

Copyright: Heiner straesser - derpanoramafotograf.com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16224x8112
Uploaded: 01/12/2013
Updated: 29/05/2014
Views:

...


Tags: cave; byzantine; history; art; unesco; world heritage; tuff rock; anatolia; culture; architecture; nature; outdoors
comments powered by Disqus

Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hacli Kilise - Church with the Cross, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hacli Kilise - Church with the Cross, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hacli Kilise - Church with the Cross, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Big Cave Church with Columns, Kizilcukur, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Big Cave Church with Columns, Cappadocia, Turkey 1
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Üc Hacli Church, Cappadocia Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Üc Hacli Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Üc Hacli Church, Cappadocia Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Üc Hacli Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Üzümlü Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Üzümlü Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Üzümlü Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey
Torsten Schmeling
Bastei
Lars Gabrysch
Neustaedter Havelbucht - Potsdam - Brandenburg - Germany - Europe
Stefan Schrader
Wildenstein - Sächsische Schweiz
Pavle Novak
Prvic Sepurine
epoca libera
Averof Building Peristyle
i Kristof
Walchensee
Pawel Kijak
Water Station Zawada
heiwa4126
Votive picture tablets tunnel
Kostas Kaltsas
Sunflower field
Junsuk Song
Gangwon-do
Lloyd Wolff
Vision Quest Lookout
Pietro Madaschi
Piacenza - Grazzano Visconti: Corte Vecchia and Vintage Cars
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Aussersteinberg, Austria
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Germir 4, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Venice - Campo San Francesco, Italy
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Campo Bandiera e Moro, Venice, Italy
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Göynük Village, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Sura, Lykia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Suvereto
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Herakleia, Camici (Bafa) Lake
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Agios Eustatios church in Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Agia Triada Kilise, Endürlük, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Trattoria Da Paolo
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave church in Tatlarin, 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.