I don’t often create posts that are primarily photographic, mostly because I’m not that good of a photographer, but when Mrs. C. and I visited Cappadocia, Turkey, we found it so bizarre and interesting that I figured not even my photography skills could fail to capture the uniqueness. This region of Turkey, created millions of years ago by a nearby volcano, was one of the earliest sanctuaries for early Christians outside of Judea. They enlarged caves into churches in this region and secretly worshiped here for centuries.
But it is the rock formations themselves, often referred to as “fairy chimneys,” that receive the most attention. I wandered among the formations and felt like I was seeing Yosemite or Yellowstone on acid. But what I saw was real. If you find this World Heritage Site interesting you can Google Cappadocia for pictures far surpassing my humble efforts.
I remember turning to Mrs. Chatterbox after snapping shots of formations like these and saying to her,” Do these rocks look familiar to you? Do they remind you of anything?”
She said, “I find them strangely appealing. They look so strong and powerful. I’ve never seen anything like them.”
I sulked for the rest of the day.