0 Likes

Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia

Pancarlık Kilise: The mainly green and red frescoes are from the end of the 9th century. This church was in use until 1922 and the candles indicate that there are still people coming to pray.

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Typ: Spherical
Upplösning: 14872x7436
Taken: 06/09/2012
Uppladdad: 26/11/2012
Uppdaterad: 29/05/2014
Visningar:

...


Tags: cappadocia; anatolia; turkey; history; tuffstone; tuff rocks; greek; wall painting; frescoes; religion
comments powered by Disqus

Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey
AHMET GÜMÜŞ
Peri bacalari tepe goreme civari
AHMET GÜMÜŞ
Peri bacalari goreme civari
AHMET GÜMÜŞ
Guvercin yuvalari
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Greek Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey
H.J.Weber
Kleines Matterhorn - Rundblick vom Gipfel
Sergej Esnault
Timcheh-e-Aminoddowleh - Old Bazaar of Kāshān - Iran
Kostas Kaltsas
Sunset at Milos Beach, Lefkada
Eric Souvaroff
HES-SO Caravan Tour, Paleo Festival Nyon, Switzerland
Supasit Srisawathsak
Monk supply shop
Deema
Marine Scientific Platform - 01
Travel-Sphere.com
Wat Arun Overlooking Chao Phraya River [Bangkok, Thailand]
Patryk Szarek
Zamek swiny 1
Ilya Yakunin
On a raft. River Mologa Village Fabrika
zeljko soletic
The bells of St Mark's Cathedral
Maxim Ritus
Sokal. St. Nicholas Church.
Dirk Wandel
Vertical Lift Bridge
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Germir 1, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Guezelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Monastery Weltenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Parkstadt soll muenchen bayern deutschland
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Wallberg, Bavaria, Germany
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Venice - Corte Del Tagiapiera
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hippodrome, Istanbul
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Zindanönü cave church, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Venice - Campo San Barnaba
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Assos
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Blue Mosque, Istanbul
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Yanartas Kilise, Kayabag, Cappadocia, Turkey
Mer om 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.