Ancient Tuff Stone House in Kapadokya by Jens Helmstedt
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Ancient house built in volcanic tuff stone near Rose Valley in Kapadokya (Cappadocia), Middle Anatolia, Turkey.

The landscape of Cappadocia (Kapadokya) in Middle Anatolia of Turkey was created about 30 million years ago. The ashes, which covered the earth by massive volcanic eruptions, became an erosive material called “tuff”.

Through rain, wind and temperature fluctuations caused in the course of time various forms, such as cones in the stone or the so-called “fairy chimneys”, of which former residents of the region believed, that they were inhabited by fairies.

© Photo by Jens Helmstedt

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    briliant work jens

  • Thank you very much Scott!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 5 years ago

    Amazing “house” is it still occupied ? would they have to pay rates ? love the early/late lighting in this

  • I made this photo during sunset. This house outside of the village Göreme is not occupied. But there are many similar houses in the Kapadokya villages still used by farmers or some are open as guesthouses. It is great to stay there. Here are images from the neighbour village "Uçhisar ":http://www.redbubble.com/people/aymoon/art/2591... , "Uçhisar ":http://www.redbubble.com/people/aymoon/art/2591...

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    I love the colour of the rock!
    Spectacular image dear Jens……………..

  • Thank you very much for your nice words Rose!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 5 years ago

    Tremendous photo. It would be an experience to stay there.

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 5 years ago

    Wonderful very well captured work Jens

  • Thank you very much Thea!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    lovely view, beautiful photo

  • Many thanks for your kind comment Antanas!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasover 5 years ago

    Captivating image! Wonderful tones and light!

  • Thank you so much for your nice words Dorina!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Amazing image, Jens!

  • Thank you so much Béla!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderover 5 years ago

    Nice scen, Really like those tones.

  • Thanks very much for your nice comment Ric!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • chijude
    chijudeover 5 years ago

    Oh my … gooid to have such fascinbating subjects so well presented.

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment Judy!

    – Jens Helmstedt

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