Thursday, June 2, 2011

Turkish Delight

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fashion pics from vogue turkey march 2011 and scenic photos via various turkish holiday websites

Recently a friend showed me a postcard received from a friend of theirs who is holidaying in Turkey. The photo on the card showed a wonderland that I’d never experienced before. So, come with me on a little weekend sojourn to Cappadocia. Truly Turkey’s most visually striking region, especially the 'moonscape' areas where erosion has formed caves, clefts, 'fairy chimneys' and sensuous folds in the soft volcanic rock Cappadocia was once home to many civilizations throughout history: first the Hittite Empire, then Alexander the Great, the Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans. They all lived in this geographically beautiful, 60 million-year-old geological wonder without destroying its natural monuments. We can book into a luxury ‘cave room’, put on our exotic travel wardrobe, and sample some of the local wine. Cappadocia is celebrated as the birthplace of wine, because archaeological findings in the area, including wine production tools and goblets, have been dated right back to 3000 B.C. The next morning, we’ll take one of the Cappadocia balloons and tour around its valleys. Then, for a bit of culture, we can stroll through some of the historic painted cave churches. Of course, there will be time for shopping, maybe for a handcrafted rug to take home as the ultimate souvenir. Okay, are you in?

21 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely pics!
That hot air balloon is amazing!

xoxox,
CC

Kim said...

gorgeous, tnq

Gloria said...

Just beautiful! Thanks.

Miss B. said...

Wow, this was an amazing find!

Chrisy said...

Just have to share...reading about problems others are too having at leaving comments on some blogs and one reader suggested unticking the 'stayed logged in' box when you sign into your account..and yee-hah I tried it and it actually worked! Am stoked as have been feeling quite frustrated trying to leave comments. Oh, fortunately, there's Turkey to look forward to eh?

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Oh wow, what amazing photos. I was sure in heaven looking at these, thank you!

DAKOTA said...

BEAUTIFUL. I can't wait to visit Turkey (Istanbul) in September.

Grand Purl Baa said...

Yep.

LW said...

Lovely collection of photos…
And thank you for the tip to untick the box, Yeah it works…

Louise

Katrina said...

I'm in love with all the color and texture in these photos. Beautiful. And, thank you for your kind comment.

elsiee said...

one of my dearest friends is from Turkey and she is there now - your gorgeous post filled me with a sense of joy and longing all at the same time...

cabin + cub said...

oh delightful indeed.. i have always wanted to travel to Turkey.. these photos are giving me the travel bug!

Galit said...

Stunning! Such richness of patterns, fabrics, colour and textures! It is completely mind blowing!!!

Hey Harriet said...

I LOVE the hot air balloons photo! I'm so wishing I could visit Turkey. What a magical place it must be!

Imogen said...

What a gorgeous and unique setting for a photo shoot.

Snowbrush said...

I'm in! Those photos are incredible.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I'm in too! Those images are stunning!

The Stapelia Company said...

I'm all about hot air balloon photos lately. That canyon one is amazing. Love this post!

Kim said...

Keep coming back for another look...

Kat said...

i <3 pattern, these are gorgeous!

Adie Andrews said...

Increadibple photos :) So creative and beautiful, for me Turkey is adorable country with such a rich culture.

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