Panoramas by Heiner Straesser

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Agacalti Church, Ihlara Valley, Cappadocia

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The Ihlara Valley is a deep canyon, cut into the rock by the small river Melendiz Suyu. Inside the valley is the small river and a lot of greenery....

Sunset in Cappadocia, Turkey

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Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volcanic tuffstone. Wind and weather created rocks in the funniest shapes.

Zelve 1, Cappadocia, Turkey

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The open-air museum of Zelve covers two parallel valleys with hundreds of cave hoses, churches, chapels, mosques and a mill. People lived here...

Ihlara Valley, Cappadocia

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On the stairs down into the Ihlara Valley. This is a deep canyon, cut into the rock by the small river Melendiz Suyu. Inside the valley is the...

Hippodrome 2, Istanbul, Turkey

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Today the Turks call the Hippodrome At Meydan, which means horse square. originally it was the Circus Maximus. With a length of 400m there was...

Güzelyurt 10-3, Cappadocia, Turkey

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The name of the village Güzelyurt means  "nice homeland". Originally most of the people living here were Greek, but politics forced them to leave...

Theater of Milet, Turkey

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In ancient times Milet was an important Greek trade city. The harbour was the center of the trade with the countries in the east. Im Theater von...

Railwaymuseum 5, Camlik, Turkey

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The railway station of Camlik had been built in 1856 by the Britains. It's on the way from Izmir to Aydin. Not far away from the station there was...

Roman temple of Zeus, Aizanoi, Turkey

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The whole temple is on top of a big cellar room. The excavation, today in the middle of nowhere, is discovering the ruins of a formely very...

Yilanli Kilise - cave church, Ihlara, Cappadocia

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The Ihlara Valley is a deep canyon, cut into the rock by the small river Melendiz Suyu. Inside the valley is the small river and a lot of greenery....

Zelve 3, Cappadocia, Turkey

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The open-air museum of Zelve covers two parallel valleys with hundreds of cave hoses, churches, chapels, mosques and a mill. People lived here...

Camici (Bafa) Lake, Herakleia, Turkey

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Next to the Camici (Bafa) Lake there are the ruins of the antique city of Herakleia. The ruins are spread over the village Kapkiri and the...

Cave church of Ayazin, Phrygia, Turkey

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This Byzantine cave church had been cut into the tuff stone, like many churches in Cappadocia. The columns inside have been taken out and the walls...

Genovese Castle, Enez, Turkey

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The small citiy of Enez is directly at the Turkish-Greek border. At ancient Greek times it was called Ainos and thanks to its habour it had become...

Wind turbines, Bozcaada, Turkey

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The third Turkish windpark is on the small island of Bozcaada. In the evening people come here to enjoy the sunset.

Greek Church in Cemil, Cappadocia, Turkey

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The church of Cemil had been built just before the 2nd World War. In the time of people exchange between Turkey and Greece the Greek inhabitants of...

Railwaymuseum 4, Camlik, Turkey

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This gives a little overview of the open-air museum. The railway station of Camlik had been built in 1856 by the Britains. It's on the way from...

Theater of Aizanoi, Turkey

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The Roman theater of Aizanoiis at the same time the northern end of the stadium. At Roman times Aizanoi was a very important city, but today it's...

Pasabag, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Late afternoon in a valley called Pasabag. Cappadocia is an area made of soft tuff from the surrounding volcanos. Erosion created a unique...

Railwaymuseum 3, Camlik, Turkey

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The railway station of Camlik had been built in 1856 by the Britains. It's on the way from Izmir to Aydin. Not far away from the station there was...

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