0 Likes

Üc Hacli Church, Cappadocia Turkey
Cappadocia

Side room or grave chapel in the Üc Hacli Kilise (= church with the three crosses). The three crosses are a monumental roof decoration in the neighbouring room.

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16240x8120
Uploaded: 21/10/2013
Updated: 29/05/2014
Views:

...


Tags: cave church; history; religion; unesco world heritage; greek; tuff rock; grave
comments powered by Disqus

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
Small Cave Chapel, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Meskendir Valley, 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
Hacli Kilise - Church with the Cross, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cappadocian Landscape, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Unknown Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Unknown Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Facade in the Güllüdere valley, Cappadocia, Turkey
Pawel-Piotr-Jakubowscy
Polska Jura Krakowsko Czestochowska Ogrodzieniec 022
Patrick Hegarty
Leicster Square
Min Heo
Zabriskie Point, Death Valley
Bernd Dohrmann - www.360Bilder.de
Skagen, Grenen - Lighthouse
Andrea Biffi
Crema - Piazza del Duomo
Richard Chesher
Windsurfing Noumea Anse Vata Beach
Igor Marx
Harz 34
Pawel-Piotr-Jakubowscy
Polska Jura Krakowsko Czestochowska Ogrodzieniec 023
yunzen liu
zhuomahu ---plateau lakes  in Bipenggou
Chris Witzani
Hochofen rundblick industriemuseum henrichshuette hattingen panorama 4
Noel Jenkins
Cloister, Wells Cathedral
Jan Koehn
Casares
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Üc Ayak (3 Feet) Church, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Zindanönü cave church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Selime Cave Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Schaeftlarn Monastery
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Piazza San Marco at Night, Venice, Italy
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Archaeologic Excavation of Nerik, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Archaeological excavation of Nerik 11-08, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Archaeologic Excavation of Nerik, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Valley near Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Archaeologic Excavation of Nerik, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Dome
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.