Cappadocian Landscape

Made of volcanic tuff, Cappadocia in central Turkey is full of valleys with eroded rocks in unbelievable shapes and colours.

View at the landscape with the two tuff cones containing the Kepez churches. Other completely eroded tuff rocks show that originally they also contained some caves (churches?).
Inside the Devrent Valley in Cappadocia with its unique tuff rock cones.
Inside the Devrent Valley in Cappadocia with its unique tuff rock cones.
Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volcanic tuffstone. Wind and weather created rocks in the funniest shapes. The tuff stores a lot of water and makes the valleys very fertile.
Cappadocian landscape directly underneath the Meskendir cave church.
On a path in the Meskendir Valley; there are everywhere in the rocks remains of former cave houses and dove cots.
Tuff rocks in the Meskendir valley between Göreme and Çavuşin.
Meskendir valley between Cavusin and Göreme in Cappadocia, with cave churches and tuff rocks. UNESCO World Heritage since 1985.
Tuff rock landscape between Göreme and Çavuşin with a cave monastery.
View into the Cappadocain landscape from the top of the tuff rock which contains the Pancarlık church with many old frescoes.
Here in the valley are mainly grapes. In old times the holes in the rocks have been spacious cave apartments. After the fronts had been broken down, the farmers dug lots of small niches into the walls for pigeons to build nests. From time to time ...
Selfportrait of the photographer. Normally the shadows of the photographer and his tripod must not be visible in a panoramic image. They are a sign of missing professionality. But sometimes its nicer not to follow the rules. - Late afternoon in on...
Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volcanic tuffstone. Wind and weather created rocks in the funniest shapes. The tuff stores a lot of water and makes the valleys very fertile. For thousands of years people were digging caves into the soft tuffs...
Looking into a valley close to Göreme in Cappadocia. Just one hour before there was a thunderstorm with hail and I had to hide in a cave.
Sunset at the end of a very cloudy day, near Göreme. Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volcanic tuffstone. Wind and weather created rocks in the strangest shapes. The tuff stores a lot of water and makes the valleys very fertile. UNESCO World H...