Cappadocia – the subterranean cities

I often heard from the subterranean cities in Cappadocia, Turkey, read for example the wikipedia information or the article written by Madhu in her blog “the urge to wander”: secret places / the subterranean cities of Cappadocia. Once they were built to hide from persecution in the early days of christianity. The subterranean cities are connected to each other with long tunnels. Madhu writes in her article: “…Originally thought to have been built over 3500 years ago, by the Hittites making their last stand against the enemy they called the ‘Sea People’, it was later used by early Christians fleeing persecution by the Romans…” Actually modern balloon tourism is very much frequented – but up above in the air the tourists cannot realize the relics of the gone cave society. Nevertheless, some photographers sent great photos to my group BLOG IT, enjoy two of them:

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Colorful sky
title=”Colorful sky” – photo by Saori_, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr
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ballooning
title=”ballooning” – photo by Vin60, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr
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related:
http://the-travelbunny.com/2013/01/07/deep-derinkuyu-underground-city-turkey/
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http://www.photographyblogger.net/42-incredible-hot-air-balloon-pictures/
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http://www.gadling.com/2013/03/01/safety-of-hot-air-balloon-rides-under-spotlight-after-luxor-trag/
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