Cave Dwelling

Our ancient ancestors lived with the land, were of the land. In this part of Turkey, they lived in caves. Some of the caves were simple while others were hills hollowed out by man to form multi-roomed, multi-storied dwellings…the precursor to the modern skyscraper. We sat in this cave, a dwelling, decorated by the ancient…

Walking Into The Light

Throughout the Cappadocia area of Turkey there are underground cities, multi-storied cities carved out of rock descending deep into the earth. These were built without the use of power tools, without the use of electricity to pierce the darkness with bright lights. I found myself feeling a bit claustrophobic in the areas where I had to…

Monochrome Monday: Contemplation

Cappadocia Turkey is a must visit place for both scenic beauty and deeply rooted history. As amazing as the above ground is with all it’s other worldly rock formations, I prefer the in ground and underground. Many of the rock formations are hollowed out to create living quarters, some are quite elaborate, multi-floor structures. These centuries…

Castles Made of Sandstone

It’s been over two years since I visited Cappadocia, Turkey and still can’t get over the amazing castles created by both the elements and the hands of people. The elements carved the landscape through millennia of wind, water, heat, and cold into a land of surreal beauty. People hollowed out the sandstone mountains and made them…

Cave Monastery

The Cave Monastery in Cappadocia was one of the most amazing cave dwellings we encountered. In this photo, I am particularly drawn to the triple arch in the center of the photo – a design performed solely for it’s artistic flair. This was a multi-story dwelling with some very large rooms. I would have loved to…