For Our World entry, I'm featuring another memorable series of photos of my trip to Cappodocia in Turkey.
Selime Kalesi or the Castle Monastery Church is one of the largest religious sites in Cappadocia, carved out of the rocks by monks in the 13th century.
There are different caves and connecting tunnels, some with ancient kitchens, stables, chapels, cathedral-sized church and some secret passageways.
The rocks have gotten so many bizarre shapes throughout the years and some even look like faces, a bit creepy I'd say. Here's one of them and it portrays the sense that someone is always watching over your shoulder.
The hiking trails can be quite slippery and nerve-wracking and there are no safety guard rails to prevent you from falling over the rocks. I've always wonder how those ancient inhabitants made it up here at night!
Due to the lack of safety barriers and my fear of falling, I stayed on the lower level while hubby took the tour around. While he was climbing high, I wandered around, took some photos and enjoyed the beauty of nature.
I also discovered from the tour guide that a few scenes from the original Star Wars was filmed here.
Cappadocia is so nostalgic. I have visited 11 years ago. Thank you for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
A lot of great photos you have here, Life Ramblings! This is one of the place on this Earth I have visited with great pleasure. I even went ballooning there! It's a strange and beautiful place.ReplyDelete
The rocks look interesting. Yes creepy too haha!ReplyDelete
Amazingly beautiful! And the monks carved these!? wow.ReplyDelete
Looks very nice, the first three time we were in Turkey we didn't visit anything, just a releaxing holiday. In fact it is scandalous. Good pictures.ReplyDelete
Bonza photos. I especially like the face in the rock in the 3rd photo, if you look hard enough the face also has beard :-).ReplyDelete
Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
Oh, that must have been so interesting!ReplyDelete
interesting looking rocksReplyDelete
These are amazing!ReplyDelete
they found strange out of the way places to get away from it all!ReplyDelete
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Wonderful shots of rock formations. Very unique.ReplyDelete
There is so much fascinating history in a place like this! I did not see this area when I visited Turkey.ReplyDelete
Such an interesting place, but I can see getting lost in there.ReplyDelete
Thank you for this very interesting post! It's amazing what people do with their surroundings.ReplyDelete
Gosh, I wonder how Hollywood directors found this place. Interesting!ReplyDelete
What an amazing place, I remember a similar scene in the Star Wars movie. Thanks for sharing your tour. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Beautiful rock formations. The wonders of nature. :)ReplyDelete
At first I didn't feel anything until I read the part where someone is always watching over my shoulder.. and then I got goosebumps ha ha... :)ReplyDelete
Interesting formation of rocks, thanks for sharing sweetie! :)ReplyDelete
It's back to work for me now, am on a major deadline and here I am happily bloghopping away ...hehehhehe! :D:DReplyDelete