Cappadocian Landscape

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

Late afternoon in a valley called "Pasabag" in Cappadocia. Cappadocia is an area made of soft tuff from the surrounding volcanos. Wind and weather created rocks in the funniest shapes. The tuff stores a lot of water and makes the valleys very fert...
Late afternoon in a valley called Pasabag. Cappadocia is an area made of soft tuff from the surrounding volcanos. Erosion created a unique landscape, that became a UNESCO world heritage in 1985.
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 tuff...
The Hasan Dag (Mount Hasan) is with 3268m the 2nd highest mountain of Cappadocia. In ancient times there were several important villages. Today you can find a skiing center at the mountain. Late afternoon.
The Acigol (= bitter lake) is also called Nargolu (= pomegranate lake). It's a lake inside the crater of an inactive volcano. Like everywhere in Cappadocia the tuff rocks are full of cave houses.
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 ...
Meskendir valley between Cavusin and Göreme in Cappadocia, with cave churches and tuff rocks. UNESCO World Heritage since 1985.
This cave church (10./11.century) is in the Cappadocian Kızılçukur-Valley, inside a tuff rock cone. The wooden stairs lead inside. There you will find a wall painting, showing the incarnation of God. The roof is decorated with a monumental cross. ...
View into a valley between Goereme and Uchisar in Cappadocia. Uchisar is the village in the shadow left of the sun underneath the two big rocks. The panorama was taken on one of the days in spring with permanent changing weather conditions. Clouds...
View into a valley between Goereme and Uchisar in Cappadocia. The panorama was taken on one of the days in spring with permanent changing weather conditions. Clouds were moving fast, sun and rain alternated and created different moods.
View into a valley between Goereme and Uchisar in Cappadocia. The panorama was taken right after sunset on one of the days in spring with permanent changing weather conditions. Clouds were moving fast, sun and rain alternated and created a very sp...
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. Here we are in a norrow gorge that leads to one of the valleys.
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.
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 in the early evening of a very cloudy day, near Göreme. 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. UNESC...