2 Likes

Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia

The name of the village Güzelyurt means  "nice homeland". In the background one can see the Mount Hasan, wich is one of the volcanoes responsible for the tuffstone, that had covered the area.

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8244x4122
Uploaded: 05/02/2010
Updated: 29/05/2014
Views:

...


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

Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Sivisli Church in Güzelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Gelveri - Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
AHMET GÜMÜŞ
Goreme kilise 1
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Yüksek Kilise, Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Lars Gabrysch
Gerichtslaube Babelsberg Potsdam Germany
Thang Bui
Dong Xuan Market 1
Tibor Illes
Nagymagocs Karolyi hunting castle - hall
Burkhard Koerner
Obere Rathaushalle
Jürgen Schrader
Cerro Gordo Saloon
Willy Kaemena
Cologne (Köln) 360º
Michael Pop
Atmosphere at the Zdob si Zdub concert at Peninsula
Andrea Biffi
Montmartre by night
Evgeny Efimov
Bridge over Jekostrovskij strait (view from the top of the bridge)
Don Manion
Cedar City, Utah Sky-Fest 2010
Klaus Mayer
Lake Gairdner surface
Jürgen Schrader
Foggy morning in fall
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave church in Tatlarin, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Büyükdere Road in Istanbul
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
100430 mangfall lamas
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kayasaray, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Valley near Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Nerik09 5 oymaagac turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Üzümlü Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Archaeological excavation of Nerik 11-11, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Pancarlik Kirche, Kappadokien, Türkei
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Archaeologic Excavation of Nerik, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Venice - Campo S.Giacomo Da L'Oro
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.