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This house, carved out volcanic stone, sits on the street in the old part of town in Avanos, Turkey. The carved wooden front porch was no doubt built at the same time as the house itself, more than 75 years ago. The central Anatolian Cappadocian region of Turkey is covered by rich, soft volcanic rock deposited by the eruption of Mt. Erciyes centuries or millenia ago. The area is now full of houses like this one built from the malleable stone, as well as caves used as houses and even underground cities and villages.


  • Miss Tash
    Miss Tashalmost 7 years ago

    this is amazing.,..where in turkey?

  • Thanks! Avanos is a small town in Cappadocia, about an hour or so west of Kayseri in the central part of the country. It takes four or five hours to get there by car from Ankara.

    – Josh Wentz

  • Kaylene B
    Kaylene Balmost 7 years ago

    wow. this is great. I’ve loved looking at your photos. I was born in Turkey (incerlik air base) but we moved when I was 18 months. I want to go back someday.

  • budrfli
    budrfliover 6 years ago

    love the old ironwork, nice lighting

  • cumali yilmaz
    cumali yilmazabout 6 years ago

    ı m turkish nice photo

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