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Fairy Chimneys
Turkey, Cappadocia, Ürgüp, Sept. 2013

Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams and ignimbrite deposits that erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago, during the late Miocene to Pliocene epochs, underlie the Cappadocia region. The rocks of Cappadocia near Göreme and Ürgüp eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms called "fairy chimneys". People of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia Region carved out houses, churches and monasteries from the soft rocks of volcanic deposits: http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cappadocia
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Nov 26 2013 08:45 GMT skyball
Most unusual catch!!..nice one Peter!!!!!........
Nov 26 2013 09:01 GMT MargNZ
Fascinating history and a wonderful photo Peter :)
Nov 26 2013 09:31 GMT superJoan
Peter this is on our bucket list..fascinating
Nov 26 2013 11:12 GMT Bellavista
However that famous landscape fits to your mushroom collection Peter. :-)
Nov 26 2013 11:39 GMT margaL
I will see this in the early springtime.Seems to be a wander of imagination
Nov 26 2013 13:34 GMT Lalbabu
To see the beauty original view is a must !!!!!!
Nov 26 2013 15:17 GMT wijnie58
Interesting historie and great to see them..:-))
Nov 26 2013 15:17 GMT mbz
wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 27 2013 05:44 GMT hallo
Rocky mushrooms :)
Nov 27 2013 05:48 GMT Annamaria
I was thing too that they look a lot like mushrooms!! Interesting info ;-))
Nov 27 2013 10:22 GMT Snappa1
Beautiful place! can you get up to them|? How?
Nov 27 2013 10:22 GMT senna3
Visiting Cappadocia in springtime is even better than in September because of the many flowers!
I look forward to your photos!
Nov 27 2013 10:26 GMT senna3
I didn't try Linda and I didn't see people climbing them!
Nov 27 2013 10:26 GMT senna3
Thanks to all for the nice comments!
Nov 27 2013 16:24 GMT Snappa1
senna3..I mistook things. I though there were HOUSES on the top...(I really MUST wake up) I've looked them up now, really interesting, would like to go and see for myself.
Nov 27 2013 16:32 GMT senna3
Linda, many of these pillars do contain houses, but not the dark caps itself. I will post a photo where you can clearly see the carved out houses.
Nov 30 2013 17:38 GMT ForestSpirit
A wonderful find - thanks for sharing it with us!
Nov 30 2013 18:32 GMT senna3
Thanks Sylvia.

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