8 Likes

Agacalti church in the Ihlara valley
Cappadocia

The Ihlara Valley is a deep canyon, cut into the rock by the small river Melendiz Suyu. Inside the valley is the small river and a lot of greenery. The walls of the valley contain many cave churches, chapels and monastries. Some of them with colourful wallpaintings of different styles. One of the best preserved chapels is the Agacalti Kilisesi (church under the tree) with paintings in the local Cappadocian style. More panoramas at: http://www.derPanoramafotograf.com

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14852x7426
Geüpload: 12/10/2010
Geüpdatet: 02/05/2014
Keer bekeken:

...


Tags: church; monastery; ihlara; cappadocia; wallpainting; byzantine; history; religion; cave; chapel
comments powered by Disqus

Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Ihlara Valley
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Sümbüllü Cave Church, Ihlara, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Sümbüllü Cave Church, Ihlara, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Yilanli Kilise - cave church
AHMET GÜMÜŞ
Ihlara vadisi 1
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Yüksek Kilise, Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Yaprakhisar, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Yaprakhisar, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Yaprakhisar, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave Church in Yaprakhisar, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Güzelyurt, Kappadokien, Türkei
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
heiwa4126
JR東日本東京総合車両センター - 工場
Michael Kolvenbach
Levante Beach Benidorm
Daniel Oi
Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
Tom Baetsen
Tunnel Log in Sequoia National Park
Konrad Łaszczyński
Shrimp bazaar in Alexandria
Richard Drew
Argonne Labs Gamma Ray Detector Assembly
Konrad Łaszczyński
Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca entrance
Thomas Bredenfeld
Votiv Church
Uwe Buecher
Falkensteiner Höhle, Bad Urach
Franck Masschelein
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (#1)
Paul Emck
Wind power Himmelberg Sonnenbuehl
heiwa4126
Tsukuda-ko-bashi bridge
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Mehves Hanim Konagi 2
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cumalikizik, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Göynük Village, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Germir 1, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Santi Maria e San Donato, Murano, Venice, Italy
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Termessos 6, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Railwaymuseum Camlik 1
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Zelve 2, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
St.Johannes Church, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
San-Gimignano1
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Church in Hasaköy, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Acik Saray - open palace
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.