F stands forThe Fairy Chimneys.

Whilst staying on the Eastern Mediterranean part of Turkey, in an small  coastal town called Side (pronounced see-deh), we decided to embark upon a trip to near the central  part of Turkey, visiting a region of great interest, called Cappadocia,  the home of the mystical , 

                     ' FAIRY CHIMNEYS'.

 The breathtaking view that greeted us.

 
 

FABULOUS! Something we shall never forget.

We boarded a coach with enormous windows that gave us stunning views of this amazing, phenomenally ancient place,

 It was almost like a 3-D space movie.

Whilst we gazed in wonder, the soundtrack  from the '2001 Space Odyssey' filtered through, totally awesome!

 



Many people commented upon how phallic these formations looked, but I couldn't possibly comment !

 
 


Cappadocia with the many homes that are built into the rocks, forming cave like dwellings. There are some lovely boutique hotels, in the centre along with locantas' and designer shops.. sadly, the 21st century rears it's ugly side, but then, one has to go with the times, people have to earn a living. I will only buy traditional Turkish goods.


Cappadocia  is said to be one of Turkey's most extraordinary treasures.

I couldn't disagree with that,

The utter improbability of the landscape really has to be seen to be believed, with it's fairy tale cave dwellings , the amusing phallic cones and the warm colour and texture of the rocks.


The cave homes at night.






   We were 
invited into one, along with several other
tourists .....

Quelle  surprise!

 We were given some Turkish coffee then,  an
old lady appeared and proceeded to show us
beautiful hand woven lace table cloths, they were gorgeous.
Needless to say, I succumbed, and purchased a beautiful cloth with real gold thread running through, complete with tiny hand woven tassels, edging it.

It only comes out at Christmas,  Easter, and high and holy days.

 I shall write again, when the opportunity arises, and publish pictures  of the Fantastic fabrics, carpets and pottery, mementoes,  brought home from our Fabulous Turkish adventures.

 I could write forever about Turkey,,, but enough for one day..


Sincere thanks to the most  famed Denise  for devising this fabled and interesting blog site. ABCW has given many folk an opportunity to sit back and write whatever comes to mind for the relevant letter.

It is also most fortunate that we have the fair -minded Roger to facilitate our efforts with great fortitude.

Felicitations to one and all....... Di..xx 






 



 



 

 


 


 







Comments

  1. I hadn't thought about the phallic nature of some of your pictures. Now I can see nothing else!

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  2. We have friends who now live in Turkey!
    Great post Di - you are certainly a well travelled gal.
    Denise ABC Team.

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  3. Great pics. Hope to see in real.
    Happy ABCW!

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  4. Hi Roger, I must say there were a lot of sniggers on the coach when we passed them.. Although I had my doubts as to how a natural phenomena they actually were. Forgetting those it is such an interesting place to visit, we only ha a day but could have spent at least 4 days.. maybe one day...I can always dream,

    best wishes,
    Di xx

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  5. Denise, you should go and visit your friends, you'd love it, the food, just your cuisine and very healthy.
    Aye we've done a fair bit of travelling, all around Europe and a couple of visits to the US,
    I'm just not fit enough to travel far now so I just have to get by on all the lovely memories.
    Love Di.xx

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  6. Indrani,
    I do hope you get the opportunity to visit Turkey, it is such a spiritual country too, so many different cultures have left their marks there over the centuries.
    And of course the food is divine,

    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team,

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  7. Thank you for this delightful post.How romantic to live in a cave!Thanks for your comment on free range eggs. Yes they are the most tasty ones.
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  8. Trubes, I spent time in Side a long time ago and thought it a fantastic place. The turkey of today is however turning ugly and is not for me worse luck.

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  9. What a fantastic experience, - geology has created some amazing places and I love the idea of the beautiful Turkish hand work.

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  10. I have been there too, isn't the landscape stunning ?

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  11. Fabulous & fantastic :) Wanna visit!
    Thanks for sharing your pics & experience. Have a great week!

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  12. I've never considered visiting Turkey, but with those photos and your memories, it probably should go on my bucket list. Thanks so much for sharing.

    leslie
    abcw team

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  13. Hi Wil, good to hear you again and your kind comments are most appreciated.
    You wouldn't believe how cosy and modern the caves are, Fabulous experience,, The people that looked after us were wonderful.
    Cappadocia is certainly a magical place,

    best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  14. Photo Cache:
    You must go to Turkey, such wonderful photo opportunities.

    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  15. Wonderful tour of the place. Truly treasure.

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  16. Thud: Good to hear from you and thanks for your comments.
    Fancy you going to Side, our paths cross again !

    Cheers,

    Di.xx

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  17. Hello Hildred,
    Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. It is a magical place, I've never seen anything quite like it.
    When I have the right letter I'll write about all our memorabilia from some simple little jugs to my most cherished Turkish rug.
    Best wishes.
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  18. Hi Gattina,
    So pleased you've experienced the mystique of Cappadocia, a wonderful place.

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  19. Hi Anita,
    thanks for dropping by and your kind comments.
    Glad you enjoyed sharing my visit to The fairy Chimneys.
    Happy weekend,

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  20. Leslie, Thanks for stopping by,
    You must must put Turkey on your Bucket List.
    Honestly, we've been nearly all over Europe, including Greece, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, also to North Africa. These are all wonderful Countries;
    Yet, still, we were drawn back to Turkey.
    Maybe I may have some ancestors there....?

    love Di,
    ABCW team.

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  21. Rajesh:
    I nearly missed you out, so thanks for your comments good to hear from you,
    It was a truly wonderful tour and forever etched in my memory.

    best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  22. Your observations always make me smile♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/fiery-sunset/

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  23. Wow and wow. So many interesting things to see. What a fascinating place to visit!

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  24. Fantastical geology. A long time ago I read a book about someone travelling through the area which I also seem to recall involved mountain climbing.

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  25. The cave dwellings sound intriguing. I bet they are cool in summer and warm in winter. - Margy

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  26. It sounds like a fairytale land. The views are just breathtaking. Blessings!

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  27. Such a magical trip....such marvelous images. I know your memories are priceless!!!

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  28. Wonderful place indeed...it is now added in my wish list.
    Thanks for sharing

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  29. Lmkasmercaz:
    good to hear from you, I'm so glad I make you smile, that brings me joy.
    Thank you.

    best wishes.
    Di ABCW team.

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  30. Ellen B Hi,
    thank you for you comments, most appreciated.
    It is such a fascinating place, I would love to return one day.

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  31. Joy: Thanks for dropping by and your comments.
    Cappadocia sits on a rugged plateau North of the Taurus Mountain Range. They can be clearly seen from most of the cave dwellings and hotels.

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  32. Powell River Books:
    Hi Margy,
    Cappadocia is a most intriguing place to visit, there are so many facets to the place that I could write a book about it..
    The caves do have their own air conditioning being cool in the hot summers and warm and cosy in the winter months.
    I'm pretty sure you'd love it!

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  33. Arnoldo:
    It is indeed a Fairy tale land.
    The sights and views are amazing.
    Something I shall never forget, ever.

    Blessings and love to you my FRIEND.
    From Di.
    ABCW team.

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  34. Marie:
    Hello, thanks for dropping by and your kind comments.
    It certainly is a magical place, and yes! The memories are priceless...once seen, never forgotten, will stay with me forever!

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  35. Aura of thoughts:
    Thanks for dropping by and your kind words.
    It is indeed,a wonderful place and I'm delighted you have added it to your wish list...
    I sincerely hope your wish list soon turns into reality and you get to visit Cappadocia.
    You won't be disappointed!

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  36. fabulous indeed! loved the pictures and your description.. is a must-visit on our list of places too

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  37. Lady in Read:
    If you get the opportunity to visit Cappadocia you must go!
    It is the most magical of places.
    Thank you for dropping by and your comments.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  38. Beautiful photos! What stunning structures! Gorgeous teacup as well. Did not know this place existed in Turkey. Thanks for sharing (and stopping by)

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  39. Hi Beverley, good to hear from you and thanks for your kind comments, most appreciated.
    Sorry I'm late in replying to you but I've been busy working on my G post for ABCW> I had about four different themes then I settled for G for Gocek, hope you can read it.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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