Chasing fair chimneys in Cappadocia

Cappadocia’s combination of fairy chimneys, rock-cut churches, and cave dwellings make for a unique, visually stunning landscape that brings to mind a lunar surface or an abandoned film set from a science fiction movie. Through the ages, Cappadocia has been home to Persian aristocrats, Byzantine armies, persecuted Christians, and Seljuk warriors, and its storied history is deeply reflected in the hidden crevices of its landscape. Christians in hiding transformed caves into fresco-laden churches, while armies carved dwellings for their carrier pigeons into the facades of fairy chimneys. This series of photographs was taken around the towns of Goreme, Uchisar, and the Ihlara Valley

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