Cappadocian Stone Churches

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Anatolia belongs to the earliest Christian areas. Under the Ottoman sultans it was nearly impossible to build new churches. This changed around 1830 and ended with WW I and the Greek-Turkish peoples exchange in 1923. Since then most of the churches and hu

Canli Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey

Canli Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey
Ruin of the Canli church (11th century) in Cappadocia.
Published 06/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Canli Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey

Canli Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey
Ruin of the Canli church (11th century) in Cappadocia. Visible in the background is the extinct volcano Mt. Hasan (3268m).
Published 06/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Canli Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey

Canli Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey
View from a cave to the ruin of the Canli church (11th century) in Cappadocia.
Published 06/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Ruined Armenian Church in Germir, Cappadocia, Turkey

Ruined Armenian Church in Germir, Cappadocia, Turkey
Surp Stepanos in Germir, inner Anatolia: From the central square of the village is only the west wall of the Armenian church visible. Inside is an apse with a few wall paintings. The church is now an open space with a garden.
Published 10/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Meryem Ana Church, Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey

Meryem Ana Church, Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey
Nevsehir, Meryem Ana Church: After the Turkish-Greek people exchange in 1923, this church was first used to store goods. In 1950 it had been changed into a prison, especially for political prisoners like the famous Turkish film director Yilmaz Gün...
Published 06/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Meryem Ana Church, Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey

Meryem Ana Church, Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey
Nevsehir, Meryem Ana Church: After the Turkish-Greek people exchange in 1923, this church was first used to store goods. In 1950 it had been changed into a prison, especially for political prisoners like the famous Turkish film director Yilmaz Gün...
Published 06/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Yanartas Kilise, Kayabag, Cappadocia, Turkey

Yanartas Kilise, Kayabag, Cappadocia, Turkey
This Armenian Church was built in 1837. The dome is collapsed, but some of the frescoes are still in good conditions.
Published 10/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Yanartas Kilise, Kayabag, Cappadocia, Turkey

Yanartas Kilise, Kayabag, Cappadocia, Turkey
This Armenian Church was built in 1837. The dome is collapsed, but some of the frescoes are still in good conditions.
Published 10/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Yanartas Kilise, Kayabag, Cappadocia, Turkey

Yanartas Kilise, Kayabag, Cappadocia, Turkey
This Armenian Church was built in 1837. The dome is collapsed, but some of the frescoes are still in good conditions.
Published 10/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Agios Eustatios church in Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey

Agios Eustatios church in Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey
Agios Eustatios church in Güzelöz (=Mavrucan): The church is connected to a cave. The dome and the walls show a few frescoes. According to a sign in the village it is dated to the 7th century.
Published 10/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Ruined church in Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey

Ruined church in Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey
The old name of the village Güzelöz was Mavrucan. This church had been built in front of a cave in the tuff rock and has a few remains of frescoes.
Published 26/02/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Armenian Church in Develi, Cappadocia, Turkey

Armenian Church in Develi, Cappadocia, Turkey
This Armenian church from 1905 in Develi (=Everek) had been changed into a mosque (Fatih Cami). In the former Armenian quarter are still some nice old houses.
Published 01/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Agia Triada Kilise, Endürlük, Cappadocia, Turkey

Agia Triada Kilise, Endürlük, Cappadocia, Turkey
Armenian church from 1835, now abandoned and collapsing.
Published 03/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Agia Triada Kilise, Endürlük, Cappadocia, Turkey

Agia Triada Kilise, Endürlük, Cappadocia, Turkey
Armenian church from 1835, now abandoned and collapsing.
Published 03/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com

Agia Triada Kilise, Endürlük, Cappadocia, Turkey

Agia Triada Kilise, Endürlük, Cappadocia, Turkey
Armenian church from 1835, now abandoned and collapsing.
Published 03/03/2014 by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com