Turkey

Ihlara Valley, Cappadocia

During the 7th to 13th centuries, Christians inhabited this area. They built numerous churches in teh valley. As a muslim country, the churches, are now unused. Some of the paintings are covered in graffiti which is in numerous languages. The paintings depicted in the photos below are of Kirk Dam Alti (St George's Church). A fascinating valley.

Church
Church
Church
Church
Church
Church
Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
Ihlara Valley
© Katherine H Turner