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Meryem Ana Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia

Here in the groundfloor there are still some fragments of the original wallpaintings. 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. In the middle of the church they have built a second floor and several walls created the cells for the prisoners. Since 1983 its empty. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!

Copyright: Heiner straesser - derpanoramafotograf.com
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Uppladdad: 07/03/2012
Uppdaterad: 02/05/2014
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Tags: greek; church; history; prison; wallpainting; culture; art
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