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Weird rock formations near the Church of the Evil Eye (El Nazar Kilise in Turkish). Taken as I ascended the ridge to complete the 1500 metres back to Goreme town. There were a few short sections where you need to watch your footing carefully as it is at a 45 degree angle with slippery gravel. North Americans call these geological features 'hoodoos' They are formed by a harder weather resistant cap protecting the softer volcanic ash all around it, which is easily eroded. Turks call them Fairy Chimneys. This valley is also called 'Love Valley' for ahem, ... obvious reasons. It is one of 2 'Love Valleys' near Goreme.

Incidentally this is # 3,000 in my gallery uploads!

Here's an article on the Evil Eye Church which makes an interesting stop on the way back to Goreme town from the Open Air Museum.

http://turkisharchaeonews.net/object/church-evil-eye-el-nazar-kilise-g%C3%B6reme

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13390 W: 1022 N: 26102] (126569)
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