Pancarlik Church and Monastery

Well, I did want to see the Cappadocian landscape in the snow but this is getting ridiculous – it snowed another 4 inches last night and the hills are white again. Yesterday, before the deluge, I rode the bike across the hills to the Pancarlik Church and Monastery complex between Ortahisar and Urgup. The church was closed, although I did see some evidence of the caretaker in the form of a kettle on the burnt out fire, but I wandered through the valley and looked into all the fairy chimney nooks and crannies. One chapel had been converted into a pigeon house and was full of lots of little pigeon sleeping niches. I didn’t notice when there, but when I looked at my photos this morning, I saw that two balloons were sailing over the landscape.

See pictures here.

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