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Cave Church in Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey

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There are only a few people who find the way to Tatların, and the entrance to the cave church with frescoes from the 13th century is locked by an...

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Early Evening in Cappadocia, Turkey

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Sunset at the end of a very cloudy day, near Göreme. Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volcanic tuffstone. Wind and weather created rocks in the...

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Pigeon Loft - Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Abandoned monastery from the 10th century in the tuff rocks of Cappadocia, next to the Canli Kilise. After abandoning the local farmers hit all...

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Cappadocia after Sunset, Turkey

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After sunset at the end of a very cloudy day, near Göreme. This was shot from the same place 1.5 hours after my previous image. Cappadocia is an...

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Traditional Wash House in Adatepe, Turkey

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This is one of the rare traditional wash houses in Turkey. The women of the village came here to wash clothes together. There are six fire places...

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Canli Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Ruin of the Canli church (11th century) in Cappadocia. The walls show some fragments of the historic wallpaintings.

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Canli Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Ruin of the Canli church (11th century) in Cappadocia with the volcano Hasan Dag in the background.

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Ruins of a Monastery, Taurus Mountains, Turkey

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Byzantine (?) ruins of a monastery somewhere in a deep valley in the Taurus mountains in Turkey. This cave was probably the house of the monks and...

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Ruins of a Monastery in the Taurus Mountains, Turkey

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Byzantine (?) ruins of a monastery somewhere in a deep valley in the Taurus mountains in Turkey. There is still a bit of the ancient wallpaintings...

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Archangelos Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Archangelos monastery near Ürgüp in Cappadocia, with frescoes from the 9th to 11th century. Although they are covered from soot there is a lot...

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Dried River, Turkey

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Dried river bed in central Turkey.

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Eflatun Pinar, Hittite Monument, Turkey

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Eflatun Pinar was a holy spring in the time of the Hittite empire around the 13th century BC. In the 2nd millenium B.C. the Hittites ruled an...

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Hagios Georgios Belltower, Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey

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View from the belltower of the Hagios Georgios Church (1870). The completely ruined church can be seen down in the west (sun).

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Archangelos Stephanos Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

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This is the view from above the monastery. Inside the Archangelos monastery, which was in use until the World War I, are still many wallpaintings.

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Hagios Georgios, Nevsehir, Turkey

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Belltower of the Hagios Georgios Church (1870). The wall left of the belltower are the remains of the church. The yellow building behind the church...

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Archangelos Stephanos Chapel, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Stephanos chapel in the Archangelos monastery near Ürgüp, with frescoes from the 9th to 11th century. The holes in the ground are graves (of the...

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Greek Hamam, Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Until 1923 there was a prosperous christian community in Nevsehir. In 1892 they've built a hamam, open for everybody. Today it's ruined.

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2Nd Hittite Rockrelief, Ivriz, Turkey

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This is the Hittite copy (Ivriz 2) of  the Hittite rockrelief of Ivriz from the 8th century BC. It shows the Hittite king Warpalawas of the city of...

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View at the Greek Hamam, Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey

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When you come close to Nevsehir from the south there is the former Greek area. Here in the foreground is the old and ruined Greek hamam, built in...

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Tarakli, Turkey

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Tarakli is a small city in western Turkey surrounded by gardens and forests. In ancient times it belonged to the first Ottoman empire and was known...

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