Cappadocia and the Pigeons

So, there we were in Göreme in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey! Most of the hotels are ‘cave’ hotels due to the nature of where they are…..sort of in caves! Here’s a picture of what we could see from our cave hotel….

In this picture you should be able to see little squares dug into the walls. These are pigeon roosts! Apparently you were no one in Göreme if you didn’t have pigeons…a lot of pigeons which in Turn would produce a lot of poo(!) for your crops! You would need it as a lure to any woman you were interested in as a marriage prospect!! If you couldn’t demonstrate much pigeon poo then you were no one and unmarried!
This lead to the creation of Pigeon Valley…..I kid you not!! Look….


This is Cappa Camel who willingly takes visitors right down into the valley!




Amazing place eh? Oh and here are the pigeons…..

Lots of them!!
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette 2

There are lots of these little beauties around our pool……

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

We are in a village called Göreme in Cappadocia where it is ‘de rigeur’ to have a balloon ride. This we did this morning but yesterday morning I awoke early to a whooshing sort of sound. I went out side and was greeted by so many balloons I could barely believe my eyes. However I shall show you just one of these that fits the title of ‘silhouette’…..

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

My final offering under this title is the Turkish flag which is flying everywhere and a really striking and beautiful flag set against the constant blue skies.


And this last one is backwards but I like the colours, textures and hues of it!

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Wordless Wednesday

We are in Istanbul and have just been on a Bosphorus river cruise……

This is where the Bosphorus flows into the Black Sea. It was taken from the Byzantine Yoros Castle where we had “an aerial view of the confluence of Bosphorus and Black Sea”-so says the guide!!
Look how far up we walked in 35 degree heat!! We didn’t look gorgeous at the end of the walk I can assure you!!!
Who said this was Wordless Wednesday??? Today I ain’t obeying the rules!!
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture 4

I’m in Istanbul!! And today I visited a place called Kariye Müzesi or for us Brits ‘The Chora Church’. Inside were the most amazing mosaics which created a wonderful set of textures…….

Just as an aside ( and maybe for M-R) the Kariye Müzesi was built in 534 on the orders of Saint Theodius! The mosaics are from the 14th century. For more of this week’s challenge visit

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