Monday, March 16, 2009

Turkey - Cappadocia (TR-16107)

I received this wonderful card as an official from Turkey. According to the sender, these natural "fairy chimneys", located in mid-Turkey, were created by wind. Some of the caves used to be inhabited. I guess that living inside these caves was very hard, but now it's a really interesting view. It also shows the great power of wind and water, which cause erosion and give the rocks so unusual shapes. The Rock Sites of Cappadocia region are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century – can also be seen there.


Lisan said...

Nice card! :)

Оксана said...

Thanks :)

LaY hOoN said...

Whoa !! NIce postcard !

You have so many postcard updated each and every days. All is beautiful.