Thursday, 6 November 2008

Göreme

Capadoccia, TurkeyThe rocks of Cappadocia eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. The volcanic deposits are soft rocks the people of the villages carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. Göreme became a monastic center between 300-1200 AD. First period settlement reaches to the Roman period from Christianity. It is a complex comprising more than 30 rock-carved churches and chapels containing some superb frescoes, dating from the 9th to the 11th centuries.

8 comments:

Ming said...

That place such great site to visit. So majestic, different and with great history. Thanks for sharing the travel pics. Rgds

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi JM :)

Very unusual sights. The inventiveness, imagination and adaptability of human beings is unique and unparalelled.

Many thanks for sharing these amazing photos.

Have a good day :)

april said...

Phantastic rocks. Some of them look like 'giant dwarfs' with open mouths.

Jackie said...

Oh, oh, oh, I'd LOVE to see this for real! How amazing!

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Wow, what an amazing place. Beautiful shots.

Anak Dokan said...

Oh gosh...These are such a beautiful nature. I really want to go there.

Pedro Almeida Design said...

Não me é de todo possivel vir aqui regularmente, ainda por cima porque está tão actualizado, com tanta coisa boa que perco logo tempo! Epá... não vou cair no cliché de dizer o mesmo! Espero que percebas :D

(já agora, mudei de endereço, ve no meu perfil ;))

Abraço

Fábio Paulos said...

belas fotos parabéns!!!