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Wordless Wednesday: Old Churches Carved Out of Rocks

Cappadocia Cappadocia
Cappadocia Cappadocia Cappadocia
Location: Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey (click any picture to enlarge)


June 8, 2020 at 9:26 am 16 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Eerie Rock Formation

Eerie Rock Formation
Location: Cappadocia, Turkey


May 25, 2020 at 9:05 am 18 comments

weekly photo challenge: intricate

a muslim woman
location: cappadocia, turkey
a muslim woman is as intricate and beguiling as an e.e. cumming’s poem and i say that with utmost respect.

somewhere i have never travelled

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somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

– e.e. cummings


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May 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm 3 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Cappadocia, Turkey Cappadocia, Turkey Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey Cappadocia, Turkey Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey Cappadocia, Turkey Cappadocia, Turkey

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These photos were taken in the Cappadocia region in Central Turkey. Save for one, they were all from inside small churches carved on rock formations during the early days of christianity. It’s been said that St. Paul himself, after being expelled from Jerusalem, came and established the first christian community there.

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September 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm 31 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

It was in 2008 when I went to Turkey, but the memories of that trip remain fresh in my mind. It involved long walks on rugged terrains and accommodations that weren’t at par with Western standards. The rewards more than compensated for all the troubles.

One of these rewards was the opportunity to visit churches built during the early days of Christianity. Although I don’t consider myself a Born-Again Christian (actually, I’d be excommunicated for my beliefs), entering these churches had evoked some kind of religious experience within me.

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March 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm 14 comments

From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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