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Yesilyurt (Mancusun), Cappadocia, Turkey
Turkey

View at the village Yesilyurt (Mancusun) with many old stone buildings. In the background you can see the faceless suburbs of Kayseri.

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16220x8110
Taken: 16/08/2013
Uploaded: 08/01/2014
Updated: 29/05/2014
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Tags: anatolia; culture; architecture; outdoors; village
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