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arturo defilippi on March 26, 2009

una bellissima ambientazione... ciao. arturo

h.aygor on March 26, 2009

thanks a lot Arturo for your kind words,

ciao, aygor

© Marcello Paoli on April 12, 2009

Nice composition, aygor

Ciao, Marcello Paoli

h.aygor on April 13, 2009

Grazie per la visita Marcello,

Ciao, aygor

tonyloo on May 12, 2009

h.aygor, is this natural rock formations or man sculpted, what is it made off? I can make out a bust of a horse on the upper right side, amazing.

h.aygor on May 13, 2009

Hallo tonyloo, thank you for your visit and nice comments,

These are naturel rock formations of course, this area have many another interesting rock formations, ount Erciyes, Hasandagi and Golludag were active volcanoes in the geological periods. Alongside with many other volcanoes, eruptions of these volcanoes started in the Early Miocene (10 million years ago) and have continued until the present day.

The lava produced by these volcanoes, under the Neogene lakes, formed a layer of tufa on the plateaus, which varied in hardness and was between 100 and 150m thick. Other substances in the layer are ignimbrite, soft tufa, tufa, lahar, ash, clay, sandstone, marn, basalt and other agglomerates.

Plateaus, having been essentially shaped with the lava from the bigger volcanoes, were continuously altered with the eruptions of smaller volcanoes. Starting in the Early Pliocene Period, the rivers in the area, especially Kizilirmak (the Red River), and local lakes contributed to the erosion of this layer of tufa stone, eventually giving the area its present day shape.

Another characteristic feature of the area is the sweeping curves on the sides of the valleys, formed by rainwater. The array of colors seen on some of the valleys is due to the difference in heat of the lava layers. Such patterns can be seen in Uchisar, Cavusin/ Güllüdere, Goreme/ Meskendir, Ortahisar/Kizilçukur and Pancarlik valleys.

greetings from Turkiye, aygor

tonyloo on May 13, 2009

h.aygor, Thanks for taking the time to explain how these rock formations came to being. Very interesting as well as educational, regards.

h.aygor on May 15, 2009

you're welcome Tonyloo, It's my pleasure if I can explain enough, best regards to you, aygor

tonyloo on May 25, 2009

Same to you h.aygor.

Crissrb on May 26, 2009

You have a nice gallery.

This photo is fantastic


Cheers, Cristina

Seima I on June 6, 2009

WOW! Wonderful landscape!

h.aygor on June 6, 2009

Hi Cristina!! many thanks for your visit and nice comments. Sorry for the late answer. But I've just read your very kind comments and I've honoured with your nice words.

All my best wishes to you, Aygor

h.aygor on June 6, 2009

Seima thank you so much for your praise, I'm glad and honoured that you like it.

Best regards from Turkiye, aygor

Olga I. Yakovenko on June 16, 2009

Beautiful shot and place.

Thank you for visiting and commenting my site, olga

h.aygor on June 16, 2009

It's a pleasure Olga. I liked your gallery very much and I'm so glad your visiting my photographs. Thanks a lot for it.

Best wishes to you from Turkey, Aygor

Andrei Matusov on July 2, 2009

Good landscape! And beautiful forms! I will add in the best!

h.aygor on July 2, 2009

Клевый у меня ник?: Thanks a lot for your praise. I honoured that you like it. I added you to my favorite.

Best wishes from Turkey, aygor

Alfred Schaffer on August 25, 2009

Wow! Impressive landscape!


h.aygor on September 11, 2009

Hallo Alfred, many thanks for your praise. Also I apologize for my late reply.

Best wishes from Turquie, Aygor

h.aygor on September 11, 2009

Hallo O.Kirk! many thanks for your praise.

Best wishes from Turquie, Aygor

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Photo taken in Ortahisar Belediyesi/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey

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    by h.aygor
    • Camera: SONY DSC-V1
    • Taken on 2005/08/26 14:49:39
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