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Sufi Gate at Cappadocia

Sufi Gate at Cappadocia, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Gate of 13th century sufi Haci Bektas Veli at Cappadocia.

Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Fairy chimneys and rock sites at Cappadocia, Turkey.

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Cappadocia

Hot-air balloon flying over a natural volcanic rock, fairy chimney with many caves and hidden chapels at Göreme, Open Air Museum, National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey.

Ceiling of Sufi Shrine at Cappadocia

Timber ceiling detail of 13th century sufi shrine of Hacı Bektaş Veli at Cappadocia.

PHOTO: Ceiling of Sufi Shrine at Cappadocia, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Cave Church at Cappadocia

Cave Church at Cappadocia, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Open Sesame: Inside hidden cave church Tokali in a natural volcanic rock hill at Göreme, Open Air Museum. Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey.

Listen to Medieval Byzantine Music:

Cantari de pe CD-ul Cintari la praznicul Sf. Arhangheli by Choral Group of Manastirea Stavropoleos of Romania.

Sedelne

Cave Monastery at Cappadocia

Inside Cave Monastery at Zelve National Park, Cappadocia.

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Cappadocia

Hot-air balloon flying over a natural volcanic rock, fairy chimney with many caves and hidden chapels at Göreme, Open Air Museum, National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey.

Inside the Rock Church at Cappadocia

Inside the mountain in Cappadocia:
Frescos in hidden cave church Tokali in a natural volcanic fairy chimney at Göreme, Open Air Museum. Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey.

Listen to Medieval Byzantine Music:

Cantari de pe CD-ul Cintari la praznicul Sf. Arhangheli by Choral Group of Manastirea Stavropoleos of Romania.

Marimurile

Cave Chapel at Cappadocia

Cave Chapel at Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia,UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey.

Listen to Medieval Byzantine Music:

Cantari de pe CD-ul Cintari la praznicul Sf. Arhangheli by Choral Group of Manastirea Stavropoleos of Romania.

Luminanda

Old Mill at Cappadocia

Old Mill at Cappadocia, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Ancient treadwheel used by early Christians at Zelve Valley National Park cave monastery at Cappadocia.

Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys

Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Inside Cappadocia Cave Church

Inside Cappadocia Cave Church, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Photographers of AFSAD photography school inside cave church at Göreme Open-air Museum at Cappadocia.

Cappadocia Fairy Chimney

Cappadocia Fairy Chimney, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Cave church in a fairy chimney rock at Cappadocia, Turkey.

Cappadocia Caves at Göreme National Park

Inside cave church at Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey.

Mount Erciyes

Mount Erciyes, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Mount Erciyes is a massive stratovolcano located 25 km south of Kayseri, Turkey, in Cappadocia region, highest mountain in central Anatolia, 3916 metres, home to the Erciyes ski resort and popular mountain are for hiking, trekking, climbing, outdoor sports, and cultural travel.

Church and Monastery of St. Gregory at Cappadocia

Church and Monastery of St. Gregory at Cappadocia, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Byzantine Music:

Cantari de pe CD-ul Cintari la praznicul Sf. Arhangheli by Choral Group of Manastirea Stavropoleos of Romania.

Condacul Sf Arhangheli

Cappadocia Houses

Smurf Village, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Ancient hidden rock settlements of early Christians at Cappadocia, that look like mushrooms, called fairy chimneys.

First Spring Flowers

First Spring Flowers, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.First spring flowers at fields near Ankara Equestrian Club.

First spring flowers

First spring flowers, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.First spring flowers at fields near Ankara Equestrian Club.

First Spring Flowers

First Spring Flowers, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.First spring flowers at fields near Ankara Equestrian Club.

Cappadocia Cave Churches

Cappadocia Cave Churches, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Caves and hidden churches of early Christians in Cappadocia.

Miracle of God?

When early Christians came to hidden paradise of Ihlara Valley and Cappadocia to hide and protect themselves from attackers they found volcanic tuff, a type of rock consisting of consolidated volcanic ash ejected by Mount Erciyes and Hasandag for millions of years, easy to carve like soap sculptures and make cave homes and churches. However there was a great surprise, when these rocks are carved and exposed to air they harden...

Rain over Lake

Rain over Lake, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Snow melts in spring flowing from mountains in waterfalls into rivers to the lakes and seas... Taken at northern slopes of Bolu Mountains between Istanbul and Ankara. Rainy Kirmir Lake at Bolu Mountains between Istanbul and Ankara.

Roofs of Tarakli Houses

Looking to the Roofs of Old Tarakli Town, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Looking to the Roofs of Old Tarakli Town

Roofs of old houses and cupolas at old Tarakli town of Ottomans of 14th century at Bolu and Sakarya province border.

Thanks for Sunshine and Rain Drops ! ...

Thanks for Sunshine and Rain Drops ! ..., originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Crocus flower seems like celebrating life after a short spring shower with sunshine at southern slopes of Bolu Mountains between Istanbul and Ankara.

Moonrise Behind Trees

Moonrise Behind Trees, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Moonrise behind branches of poplar trees at Kirmir Valley, Bolu Mountains, between Istanbul and Ankara.

Hello Life ...

Hello to Life ..., originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.First crocus flowers of spring seem like running for life in line after snow melts with spring sunshine and warm southern winds at southern slopes of Bolu Mountains between Istanbul and Ankara.

Crocus Fields at Highlands

Crocus Fields at Highlands, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Crocus fields and log cabin at Bolu Mountains between Istanbul and Ankara at spring.

Praise for Life

Praise for Life, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.A joyful bloom of crocus flowers seem like praising for the life after snow at the southern slopes of Bolu Mountains between Istanbul and Ankara.

Snowmelt at Mountains

Stream of melting snow at early spring at northern slopes of Bolu Mountains, Turkey.

Snowdrop

Snowdrop, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.A single pioneer snowdrop, galanthus nivalis at the warmth of a rock at northern slopes of Bolu Mountains between Istanbul and Ankara. Snowdrops are among the first bulbs to bloom in spring.

Waterfalls of Melting Snow in Spring

Snow melts in spring flowing from mountains in waterfalls into rivers to the lakes and seas...

Old Tarakli Street

Tarakli Street, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Old Tarakli town of Ottomans of 14th century at Bolu and Sakarya province border.

Footsteps at Snow

Footsteps in snow at northern slopes of Bolu Mountains between Istanbul and Ankara.

Winter at Bolu Mountains

Winter at Bolu Mountains, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Winter ends, spring comes at snowy forests of Bolu Mountains at late winter.

From Turkey with Love

From Turkey with Love, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Photographers waving and cheering on wooden pier at Sünnet Lake at Bolu Mountains near Göynük, at sunset and reflections of snowy forest and hills on smooth lake surface.

Driving at Snowy Bolu Mountain Ways

Hey You ! ... This is my Home Here ! ...

Winter at Lake Cubuk

Winter at Lake Cubuk, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Winter reflections of mountains and pine forest on smooth surface of Lake Cubuk near old Göynük town at Bolu Mountains.

Windmills in Winter

Windmills in Winter, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Abandoned windmills in the forest near Lake Cubuk near old Göynük town at Bolu Mountains at late winter. Smurf village or Snow White cottage as you like...

Sunset at Snowy Lake

Sunset at Snowy Lake Sünnet, Bolu, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Dusk after sunset at snowy Lake Sünnet near old Göynük town at Bolu Mountains at late winter.

Boats near Snowy Lake Cubuk

Boats near Snowy Lake Cubuk, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Abandoned boats and raft in the forest and reflections on smooth Lake Cubuk near old Göynük town at Bolu Mountains at late winter.

Windmills near Snowy Lake Cubuk

Windmills near Snowy Lake Cubuk, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Abandoned windmills in the forest and reflections on smooth Lake Cubuk near old Göynük town at Bolu Mountains at late winter. Smurf village or Snow White cottage as you like...

End of Winter at Smooth Lake Cubuk

End of Winter at Smooth Lake Cubuk, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Winter ends, spring comes at Lake Cubuk near old Göynük town at Bolu Mountains at late winter. Mirror image reflections of snowy forest and abandoned windmills on the smooth lake surface.

Ducks in the Snow Lake

Spring is coming. While it still snows at highlands, snow melts and pours in thousands of lakes and ponds... Ducks like ponds... These three white ducks enjoy the pleasure of synchronised swimming and dancing among the blurring reflections of pine trees in the snow lake Sünnet Gölü after sunset at Bolu, Göynük.