Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

In the aftermath of a huge thunder storm…..

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And some bizarre photos of Cappadocia’s street lights! (Hmmm may need to brush up on night time photo technique…but they’re quite purdy!!)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

Whilst on holiday in Turkey, we went to Cappadocia where there are the most amazing rock formations that people have adapted in the past for homes and other purposes. It would seem that monks particularly liked carving monasteries into the rock. But we went to a place called Selime where there was a Cathedral that had been carved into the rock….well a long time ago!

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I’d have to tell you that I visited a lot of these ‘carved into the rock’ type places which were interesting….but Selime Cathedral was AMAZING and I don’t think my photos do justice to how incredible it was!

This last photo is not brilliant but it does show the size of the rooms that the monks carved. The roof was about 30 feet high and the first room led into another that was just as big!

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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….

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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….

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

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

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Lots of them!!
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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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