Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cappadocia 3 of 3

In the first post we looked at above ground formations, in the second I showed pictures from a massive underground cave, and the third will show the spectacular views from above.
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Beautiful early morning with other balloons – photo taken from a flying balloon.  The pilots like to buzz the ground, including all of the complex contours.
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Photo from the basket, looking down at the grass, as we glide silently about 1 foot off the ground, brushing the grass blades.
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Beautiful!
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Again, the Turkish flag everywhere we looked!
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Grapes and citrus growing down in the valleys on tiny plots of land:
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Skyline reminds me a bit of the Grand Canyon in the USA.
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Enjoying the breeze, but staying out of the sun a bit.
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More above-ground caves

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Including VERY old monastery caves:
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Need to climb up something?  Simple – don’t waste time building a wooden ladder, just cut some steps for yourself!
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At the Goreme Open Air Museum
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One of my favorite views of Cappadocia!
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Street signs always make my day!
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Seats that were first used a thousand years ago.  Incredible!  (Why didn’t they make the dining table higher than the seats, btw?)
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