Cappadocia (Kapadokia) lies in central Anatolia, in the heartland of Turkey in a high plateau over 1000 m in altitude pierced by volcanic peaks.

 

Kapadokia landscape
Kapadokia, Turkey, October 2012

Kapadokia (Cappadocia) lies in central Anatolia, in the heartland of what is now Turkey. The relief consists of a high plateau over 1000 m in altitude that is pierced by volcanic peaks.

A fairy chimney (hoodoo) is a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland. Fairy chimneys may range from 1.5 to 45 meters consist of relatively soft rock topped by harder, less easily eroded stone that protects each column from the elements. They generally form within sedimentary rock and volcanic rock formations. Hoodoos are a tourist attraction in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, where houses have been carved from these formations.

Balooning 
Kapadokia, Turkey, October 2012

During a round trip in Turkey we visited Cappadocia.   
I could not resist to fly over the fantastic landscape in a hot-air balloon.

Silk production
Kapadokia, Turkey, October 2012

During a visit to a carpet fatory we were shown how they extract silk treads from the silk cocoons made by the silk worms.

Dervish dance
Kapadokia, Turkey, October 2012

During a round trip in Turkey we visited Cappadocia.   

Pasabagi
Kapadokia, Turkey, October 2012

During a round trip in Turkey we visited Cappadocia.   

Uschisar
Kapadokia, Turkey, October 2012

During a round trip in Turkey we visited Cappadocia.   

Ortahisar
Kapadokia, Turkey, October 2012

During a round trip in Turkey we visited Cappadocia.   

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