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Village of Rock-Cut Dwellings
Turkey, Cappadocia, Göreme, Sept. 2013

From 1992 on, the government allowed people to stay in these houses only in the summer months. The rest of the year they have to move to the surrounding cities because of the low night temperatures.

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Nov 27 2013 17:53 GMT skyball
IAgain unusual..lovely catch!!!!.........
Nov 27 2013 18:09 GMT superJoan
This looks really interesting, we have been to Turkey but never this part..really would like to see it..
Nov 27 2013 20:16 GMT larrybenedict
Very interesting. The rock must be easily carved...maybe sandstone?
Nov 27 2013 20:36 GMT senna3
Larry, at the site http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cappadocia it is said that people of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia Region carved out houses, churches and monasteries from the soft rocks of volcanic deposits.
Nov 27 2013 21:03 GMT wijnie58
Wonderful to see, Peter..:-))
Nov 28 2013 14:02 GMT Lalbabu
Apart from these wonderful rock houses I can see there is a balancing rock !!!!
Nov 30 2013 17:37 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
Dec 01 2013 02:55 GMT Midworlder PRO
It is a fascinating place, thanks for rekindling memories
Dec 01 2013 09:42 GMT senna3
Thanks all for the kind comments!