Photographer's Note

Cappadocia is a real amazing region where you can experience breathtaking landscapes and incredible rock formations like the fairy chimneys and
this veil-like details

But Cappadocia is also rich in culture. You can't miss the underground cities of Kaymakli and Derynkuyu or the carved out churches in Goreme Area.

This is the most shapr pic I succeed in taking with my VR 55-200 mm Nikkor lense.
I hope the quality will be good enough for you...I just want to give you an idea of what I saw!

Tokalı Kilise (or the Church of the Buckle), is the largest church in Göreme. Restoration of the church was completed during the 1980s.

One noted feature of the church is the main nave containing ninth century frescoes in "provincial" style, the more recent additions are three apses of the 11th century frescoes, which are rendered in "metropolitan" style. The church contains frescoes of the twelve apostles, the saints and scenes from the life of Jesus (963-969 and 11th century respectively). The church also has a crypt underneath the nave. The Buckle Church is formed of four chambers: the Old Church, the larger New Church, the Paracclesion, and the Lower Church. The Old Church dates to the 10th century. It was originally a single-naved barrel-vaulted church. But its apse was destroyed when the New Church was added at the end of the 10th or early 11th century. Now the Old Church provides entrance to the New Church. The Old Church is decorated with pale hues of red and green painted in strips to represent scenes from the New Testament and depictions of some saints. Panels of rich indigo painted with pigments from the lapis lazuli stone dominate the New Church : scenes from the New Testament, miracles of Christ, the first deacons, episodes from the life of St. Basil (one of the Cappadocian Fathers), depictions of Leades (one of the Forty Martyrs) and St. Menas. The New Church was carved out of the eastern wall of the Old Church and decorated with Eastern-style arches and a series of arcades. The Paracclesion, located at the left side of the New Church, is a barrel-vaulted chapel with a single apse. The Lower Church has three aisles and a burial space or krypto.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Garda (Jeppo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 10 N: 1772] (17645)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2008-08-13
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: f/4.2, 1/15 secondes
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  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-21 3:14
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