Thursday, March 20, 2008

Valley of the Fairy Chimneys - for Becky

A fairy chimney is a conical rock formation typically found in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. It consists of a cap of hard rock resting on a cone-shaped pinnacle of softer rock. In Cappadocia, houses have been carved from these formations, and they make a popular tourist destination.

Cappadocia is one of the places mentioned in 1 Peter 1:1 and one of the places we take just about everyone who comes to visit. There are old cave churches and old underground cities scattered throughout the region. We stay in hotels that have been carved from the rock as well. It really is an amazing place.

Thanks to Brian and Robert for these pictures!


Anonymous said...

Brian and Robert, yes, thanks for sharing these and allowing Natalie to share with the rest of us. It is amazing to see, and now, I want to be there. Wow!

HeyJoe said...

Nice photos. Everything about living abroad seems so cultural and educational. Here we just go to work and then sit on our butt and watch Survivor.

becky marshall said...

interesting, but not what i had imagined. i was thinking more along the lines of those little dried mud towers you see in pastures in texas (known as crawdad holes...) because i wouldn't think a fairy would need that big of a chimney.

Natalie said...

witty - it is an amazing place. that is where i am going next weekend!

heyjoe - yeah...that is what i am trying to get you to think. we sit around quite a bit here too. i just don't take picture of that!

becky - now that you mention it they do seem rather large for fairies. i never thought of that before. interesting.

Mike S said...

Always regretted not making it to see them, so this is especially nice. Thanks to all involved:):):):)

Natalie said...

mike - i have been many times. in fact i am going back this weekend. the trick will be to get pictures that look different. not sure if that is possible!