Resurrection (?) Fresco

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    At the Dark Church (Karanlık Kilise) at the Göreme Open Air Museum, a beautiful example of 11th century Byzantine art.

    The region of Cappadocia (Capadokya) is located in central Turkey, and is the setting for one of the strangest landscapes in the world. The deep valleys and soaring rock formations are volcanic rock formations, slowing eroding away to create the strange "Fairy Chimneys" (so called because locals thought they were so magical and extraordinary that only fairies could have created them). Many of these fairy chimneys have been hollowed out by industrious ancient people, who created homes, chapels, tombs and pigeon houses from the soft, carve-able rock. They also tunneled below, creating underground cities, some 8 stories down.

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    1. queenbotu (is a busy little gnome) 76 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous shot!! I'm really enjoying going through your gallery!! Beautiful photography!! ^^

      This particular fresco is of the Transfiguration.
      When Jesus took His apostles Peter, James, and John up a mountain where He transfigured into His divine nature.
      The apostles are from left to right Peter, John and James.
      It is Elias on Jesus's right and Moses on His left.

      *goes back to lurking through your gallery sets... >> *

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