Having a Tea with Friends, Uchisar, Turkey

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This is a modern caveman's balcony, actually a typical cave house in Cappadocia. The rocks are made of tuff stone. Digging holes into it is quite easy, but then you have to take constant care of your home. Otherwise erosion will destroy it soon. This area is especially famous for it's early Christian cave churches with colourful paintings. Since 1985 it's a cultural and natural UNESCO heritage site. There are still undiscouvered churches and underground cities, but apart from that the landscape is one of the most fascinating in the world.
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Latitude: 38° 37' 56" N, Longitude: 34° 48' 16" E see »

Location: Turkey

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Tigris view from the Citadel, Hasankeyf , Turkey

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Nemrut Dagi, near Adıyaman, Turkey

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The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a...

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Sunset in Cappadocia, Turkey

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Sunset in one of the most wonderful landscapes of the world. UNESCO World Heritage. More panoramas at www.derPanoramafotograf.com

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Obruk Caravanserai, central Anatolia

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Children playing with the water at 50ºC, Şanlıurfa, Turkey.

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The temperature was extreme and i decided to shoot a panorama with the children playing with the water BUT..... and here it´s the funny thing. They...

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Minaret View at Uchisar, Cappadocia

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View at Uchisar from the hight of a minaret.

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Hasan tradicional artisan, Istanbul, Turkey

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Hasan it´s Ahmed´s friend and also an artisan working in Istanbul. They work in the same caravasari, if you want to know who it´s Ahmed look at my...

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Artisan Forgeron, Safranbolu, Turkey

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Walking around Safranbolu i heard a deafening sound, i looked around and there he was with his son working very hard. I asked permission for take...

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Asmali Cave House, Cappadocia

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After sunset in the small hotel "Asmali Cave House" in Uchisar, Cappadocia.

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Late afternoon in Cappadocia, Turkey

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At the end of a grey day the clouds opened and the golden light of the sun illuminated the Cappadocian tuff rocks.

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Inside the Mavrucan Hac Cave Church 2, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Inside a small cave church with wallpaintings in the local Cappadocian style, about 11th century. Without protection it is only a matter of time...

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Shoemakers market, Safranbolu, Turkey.

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Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is about two hundred kilometers north of Ankara and...

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Tuff Rocks in Cappadocia

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Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volcanic tuffstone. Wind and weather created rocks in in the funniest shapes. The fields are very fertile and...

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Car Dump in Turkey

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Big car dump in Turkey. Since they invented regular technical inspections for cars, many of the old rotten and insecure cars, trucks and busses had...

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Living in a Cave - Sirahane, Uchisar, Cappadocia

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This room belongs to an underground suite of the Asmali Cave House in Uchisar. Just a wonderful place to stay.

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Having a Tea with Friends, Uchisar, Turkey

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This is a modern caveman's balcony, actually a typical cave house in Cappadocia. The rocks are made of tuff stone. Digging holes into it is quite...

By Heiner Straesser

New Mosque (Yeni Cami), Istanbul, Turkey

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Inner courtyard of the Yeni Cami (=New Mosque). It's friday afternoon and many people are just leaving the mosque after praying. Others are...

By Heiner Straesser

Church with the Cross (Üy Hacli Kilise), Cappadocia, Turkey

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Haclı Kilise = church with the cross This cave church (10./11.century) is in the Cappadocian Kızılçukur-Valley. The apse shows the incarnation of...

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Mardin market, Mardin, Turkey

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Walking around Mardin market. It´s great to get lost around the market and talk to the people  and take a few pictures  :).

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