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I felt compelled to post something about Turkey after I knew about the TE meeting held earlier this month in Istambul, in which I would have liked to participate. I was very well impressed with Turkey in general and Istambul in particular, which is one of the most enchanting cities that I ever visited and I would like to return with much more time. I am sure that Isabela, Anellise and Peter feel much the same and meeting them and their Turkish 'hosts' in such a place would be a pleasant and memorable experience.

I would have liked to post a photo of Istambul, but sadly I have already posted the only vaguely decent scan I have, so here it goes another image of Capadocia, a picturesque region with a rich and ancient history in Central Anatolia that is famous for these rock formations, popularly known as fairy chimneys, which are often used as troglodyte dwellings that sometimes are grouped in villages. Other attractions are underground cities like the ones of Özkonak, Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, and rock carved churches and monasteries dating from the 4th to the 11th centuries (wikipedia, TE: 1, 2), some featuring amazing frescoes.

I don't know the exact location where I made the shot, but incidentally I found a more panoramic TE post that I am pretty sure is of the same place.

On the WS's:

#1 - tighter crop with more sharpness and smoother sky.

#2 - view of Hagia Sophia from my hotel room in Istambul.

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