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Discovering Ortahisar - (Cappadocia, Turkey)

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Ortahisar, which means middle castle in Turkish, is a beautiful little town in the region of Cappadocia, Central Turkey. The natural rock castle is a 90 meter high prominent landmark that’s riddled with caves and tunnels. Some of the outside has deteriorated over time, revealing the network of tunnels inside.

 

I shot this on my first of 4 days in Cappadocia, Turkey. Unfortunately, it was also the only day with clear weather. The rest of the time the skies were densely overcast with a foggy and misty rain. The weather added absolutely nothing to the landscape and made it unfit for shooting.

 

Since I wasn’t able to shoot, I decided to scout instead, each day hoping that the weather would finally clear up. Though the weather never improved, I did find some amazing vantage points to take advantage of the next time I visit. I just hope the weather gods smile on me when I do.

 

Oh well, I guess you can’t win them all. ;)

 

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Taken on November 2, 2011