The shot below shows a tree full of hanging evil eyes in Cappadocia. The Evil Eye Amulet is a good luck charm commonly seen in Turkey to ward off the 'evil eye' of jealousy and protect the bearer. I find it fascinating that the talisman have been created for generations and is one of the most widespread superstitions in Turkey.
They are absolutely everywhere and hard to miss. You'll find them placed in most homes and buildings, and they are even worn by babies and young children or even hang on trees like this one in Cappadocia.
It seems like a very safe spot to stand. I bet the village below is well protected with this good luck tree watching over them.
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Waw, really interesting this. I did not know.ReplyDelete
What's that behind the tree? Stones? Yeah got one 'evil eye' key chain from a friend who was there few years ago..yeah the village is totally protected..tQReplyDelete
Wow..I should get one of these evil eye too. :DReplyDelete
If everyone has it...then it should be almost useless already. :pReplyDelete
Miraculous image: both those eyes and the pointy white rocks behind.ReplyDelete
Unreal and fascinating.
That's fascinating! Terrific capture! I could use one of those!! It does look like a well protected village!! Great look at your world today! Hope your week goes well. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Nice flowers, lol.ReplyDelete
That i s great. I've never heard of this evil eye amulet. It's great to be able to learn more about other cultures. They are probably well protected there in the village. I have to travel to Turkey sometime soon.ReplyDelete
very cool find. do you believe?ReplyDelete
i bought some evil eye souvenirs for me and friends too :)
It seems to me this tree is at Pigeons' Valley, isn't it? I have taken one almost similar. It looks great with those mountains in the background, Life Ramblings!ReplyDelete
That is one of the funniest trees I have ever seen. The blue of the eyes really makes the image pop.ReplyDelete
Very interesting to know about the faiths followed in Turkey. Great picture.ReplyDelete
it does feel like having thousand eyes staring straight at you, a scene often used for the guilty ones in anime as well.ReplyDelete
Wonderful sight. Never seen anything like this before.ReplyDelete
Must be a number of different evil eyes lurking around Turkey judging by the number of evil eye amulets hanging on the tree. The village below is very well protected indeed.ReplyDelete
Wow - a tree of lucky eyes! It looks beautiful. If only it were so easy to ward off jealousy...ReplyDelete
People need to hang their hope of protection on something, why not the evil eye? We are all superstitious in some way.ReplyDelete
I love the tea plantations in your header photo. All that topiaried green . . .
If looks quite amazing! Here people tie ribbons in trees for luck :-)ReplyDelete
fascinating! we also have the evil eye amulet--i've seen one as a pendant.:pReplyDelete
How fascinating. Actually, the tree look more interesting with all that amulet around it.ReplyDelete
Curious and pretty picture. Because we have explained its meaning.ReplyDelete
Beautiful!!! I went to Capadoccia last summer and it was amazing, I don't have words to describe it!! Really nice photo!ReplyDelete
Espectacular¡¡¡ Ojos de pavo real¡¡¡ReplyDelete
As the photo was coming up I thought "what the heck?" But then I recognized the evil eyes. It's a unique and intriguing image. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
This amulet against evil eye is very typical and common in Turkey!ReplyDelete
I have 2 or 3 in my house, also!
...I think that around that tree is only good energy!
This is a fascinating custom. I like the amulets in this tree, and if they bring good luck, that is so much the better.ReplyDelete
I have never seen these hanging from trees before. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Oh! This is the first time I heard of such a thing! Interesting!ReplyDelete
honestly, it's lovely looking for an evil eye. I like the bright blue color.ReplyDelete
wow a tree with the evil eyes!? interesting! :DReplyDelete
I am also wondering what was behind the tree. Looks like a white crystal rock. Interesting to learn about their beliefs. We also have many talismans to ward off anything. LOLReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by everyone.ReplyDelete
those are old pigeon houses that have been carved into the soft tufa since ancient times.
precisely. the shot was taken at Pigeon's valley. thanks for appreciating my photo.
This is a cool shot. The white and blue eyes on the bare tree makes a great contrast against the white background. Looks like winter.ReplyDelete