Jugs Hanging on a Tree

by nonur

This was one of the first shots I took soon after arriving Goreme, one of the famous towns and the most visited in Cappadocia. The area is also famous for pottery, these jugs were hung on a tree for tourist attraction. (Best viewed large.)

also Capadocia, Turkish: Kapadokya, (Greek: Καππαδοκία Kappadokia, from old Persian: Katpatuka) (meaning land of beautiful horses) is a historical region in central Anatolia, largely in the Nevsehir, Kayseri, Kirsehir, Aksaray, and Nigde Provinces in Turkey. The name, traditionally used in Christian sources throughout history--continues in use as an international concept to define a region of exceptional natural wonders, in particular characterized by so called fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage. The relief consists of a high plateau over 1000 m in altitude that is pierced by volcanic peaks, with Mount Erciyes (ancient Argaeus) near Kayseri (ancient Caesarea) being the tallest at 3916 m. The region covers a very large area approximately 400 km (250 mi) east–west and 250 km (160 mi) north–south. Due to its inland location and high altitude, Cappadocia has a markedly continental climate, with hot dry summers and cold snowy winters. Rainfall is sparse and the region is largely semi-arid.

The area is a popular tourist destination, as it has many areas with unique geological, historic, and cultural features. The most important towns and destinations in Cappadocia are Urgup, Goreme, Ihlara Valley, Selime, Guzelyurt, Uchisar, Avanos and Zelve. Among the underground cities worth seeing are Derinkuyu, Kaymakli, Gaziemir and Ozkanak. The best historic mansions and cave houses for tourist stays are in Urgup, Goreme, Guzelyurt and Uchisar.

Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams and ignimbrite deposits that erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago, during the late Miocene to Pliocene epochs, underlie the Cappadocia region. The rocks of Cappadocia near Goreme eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. People of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia Region carved out houses, churches and monasteries from the soft rocks of volcanic deposits. Goreme became a monastic centre in 300–1200 AD.

Goreme Open Air Museum is the most visited site of the monastic communities in Cappadocia and is one of the most famous sites in central Turkey. The complex contains more than 30 carved-from-rock churches and chapels, some having superb frescoes inside, dating from the 9th century to the 11th century.
Uploaded04/08/2016 - 19:04
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/125
Focal Length18mm

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