0 Likes

Inside the Mavrucan Hac Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia

Inside a small cave church with wallpaintings in the local Cappadocian style, about 11th century. Without protection it is only a matter of time until the 1000 years old frescoes will be completely destroyed.

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 18584x9292
Taken: 31/08/2011
Uploaded: 13/02/2013
Updated: 29/05/2014
Views:

...


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

Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Mavrucan Hac cave church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Inside the Mavrucan Hac Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Rock Grave, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Agios Eustatios church in Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Agios Eustatios church in Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Agios Eustatios church in Başköy, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Ruined church in Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Public Oven in Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave Church in Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
On the Terrace of a Greek House in Basköy, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Inside a Greek House in Basköy, Cappadocia, Turkey
Dan Bailey
Persian Carpet Merchants. Istanbul, Turkey
Chandra Mirtamiharja
New Year's Eve, Lembah Dago Bengkok, Bandung
wongchichuen
Ifc2012countdown (國金中心2012新年倒數) Central, HK
Roberto Scavino
Verezzi Piazza, Sant'Agostino Square
Pedro Menezes
Madeira Island - Pico Ruivo 2
Comi Valentine
Tea Hill in Moc Chau 3
wongchichuen
Lan Kwai Fong 2012 New Year (蘭桂坊慶祝2012新年) Central, HK
Kyu-Yong Choi
Geoje-Island, Republic of Korea ㅣ거제도 나의 아지트
Comi Valentine
Trekking fan and a warmly love Tet of H'mong 2
Artur Blaszak
Swinoujscie , coast of the Baltic Sea
Bernd Borchers
Cap San Diego, Main-engine, view from starboard
Roberto Scavino
Vintage cars in Cannobio
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Obruk
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Venice - Corte Del Tagiapiera
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
tuff rock landscape near Çavuşin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tagar Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Carpet Factory in a Church, Dikilitas, Cappadocia, Turkey 1
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
The Flying Carpet
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cathedral in Sovana, Tuscany, Italy
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Kappadokien, Türkei
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Greek Church in Basköy, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kaiser franz josefs hoehe austria
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
150102 245 340
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.