Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
Cappadocia's fairy chimneys are volcanic cones that
eroded into these distinctive shapes.  You can see my
favorite wide angle shot from the Valley of the Fairy
Chimneys by clicking
Here .
The fairy chimneys are suggestive of many different
things.  You can check out my video of Turkey to see
the manner in which I chose to present them.
The fairy chimneys are not suitable for residences.  But
cave housing is still commonplace in modern Cappadocia.
The finely carved cave house above includes a garage on
the right, complete with car.  Might be a 2-car garage.  I
also saw motels for tourists carved from the caves.
As shown on the prior page Cappadocia was traditionally a
Christian land.  But Turkey and Greece traded population
groups to reduce the numbers of religious minorities.  So
today Moslems, such as the woman above, live here.
These are Moslem residents of the Cappadocia village
we visited.  They live in fairly normal houses.  In the
center is a satellite dish, which is how Turkish TV
brings the modern world to Cappadocia.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free video of Turkey by clicking
What the Sultan Saw