Photographer's Note

This a shot of a lonely but lovely tree surrounded by a great nature and history.

South of the village of Helvadere (Valley of Turkish Honey), at the northern foot of Hasan Dag about 45km southeast of Aksaray, the ruins of a monastery lie hidden in a volcanic crater, access to which is via a narrow cleft in the rock. Known as "Viransehir" (Destroyed City), there are other remains also, including those of a Byzantine fortress and two fine churches - the Kara Kilise (Black Church), a single-aisled basilica, and the cruciform Kemerli Kilise (Arcaded Church) constructed out of uniform blocks of trachyte.

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Additional Photos by Pinar Erol (Amphitrite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 3 N: 219] (1720)
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