Portfolio/ Hamİt Yalçin
Cappadocia just makes one want to take photos. Despite the countless snapshots taken every year by those who can’t resist this desire, Cappadocia continues to maintain its allure.
Cappadocia is home to a peculiar geography formed by the erosion of lava and ashes spouted by the mountains Erciyes, Hasandağı, and Güllüdağ sixty million years ago.
It is possible to see the region’s distinct nature more clearly from balloons elegantly floating in the sky above Cappadocia.
Architecture and geography have stood hand-in-hand for millennia in Cappadocia, which has been inhabited since the Paleolithic.
Cappadocia’s name means “the land of beautiful horses” in Persian. It was an important hub as part of the Silk Road.
Spring and early summer is distinctly beautiful in the Cappadocia area, and it is an ideal time for visitors.
Fertile valleys are situated between the basalt rocks known also as “fairy chimneys” due to their fairy-tale appearance.
The rocks used to build houses in Cappadocia are soft enough to be shaped easily upon extraction. Later, they become much more resilient after being exposed to air.
If you look at Cappadocia from up in the sky, you might have to review your ideas about the face of the earth.
The contrast between the mysterious rocks and the tree dressed in its spring outfit is inspiring.