Friday’s Weekly Travel Photo – Traditional Construction

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Posted on / by Alex Berger

Goreme at Night in Cappadocia

On a frozen winter night I found myself walking the streets of Goreme in the Cappadocia region of Turkey.  It’s an unusual place.  A city that has literally been carved into the rocks.  Built in a series of valleys, the rocks have formed natural spires. Some are small, many are not.  Over hundreds of years humanity has slowly hollowed many of those spires into homes, hotels, restaurants, storage buildings and even car garages.

As we walked the city just before midnight, the ice crunched loudly under our boots. It had to be at least -10 Celsius.  Luckily the wind had stopped and the clouds had parted offering us a wonderful view of the city in the moon’s pale white light.   This photo is of a small construction site on the outskirts of town.  It’s hard to know what they were building.  Perhaps a small storage facility.  Perhaps an expansion to the hotel located next door…or who knows, it might be nothing more than a place to store dog food.  Either way, the tools they used offered a special ambiance that was lost in time.

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Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.

4 Comments

  • Joy (My Turkish Joys)
    June 1, 2012

    Cappadocia truly is a magical place! I hope you enjoyed your trip there and all over Turkey.

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    • Alex Berger
      June 1, 2012

      I really did. I cannot wait to get back. An amazing place.

      Reply
  • Marie
    June 24, 2012

    I really wonder what’s those holes in the wall are for? Maybe they’re building a pawnshop and it’s where they will store all the jewelries?

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    • Alex Berger
      June 24, 2012

      I couldn’t figure it out either. I like your idea though, it works for me! A sort of dwarf mine/jewelry shop, right!?

      Reply

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