Fresco, Cave Church, Cappadocia, Turkey

The cave churches of Cappadocia, Turkey were built and decorated over several centuries. This 13th Century fresco is indicative of the latest and highest state of the art.

By |2013-04-02T10:18:12-05:00January 12, 2013|Categories: Asia, Photo of the Day, Turkey, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |2 Comments

Fantastic Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, In a word: fantastic. In the literal sense. It's a fantasy land, both in terms of history and landscape. The region is a network of small towns that have one thing in common: the weird geology of the region lent itself over the ages to people digging caves to live in. And so they did. And, if you look at a map, and know a little of the history of the Christian church, you'll see that this area also lent itself to becoming a true cradle for the infant church--a cradle which sheltered Christians in these caves for up to fifteen centuries.

By |2018-11-16T13:50:37-05:00November 18, 2011|Categories: Asia, Turkey, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |1 Comment