Well, I was traveling again this week in the Turkish countryside. An area more in the center of
the country famous for the cave dwellings of the early Christians who fled here during the time
of Roman persecution. These people are referenced in 1 Peter 1:1. To see this place and where
they lived sure has made Peters words of encouragement to these early followers come to life.
This actually is a view from the courtyard of our hotel. The peaked objects are called
"Fairy Towers" and they consist of volcanic ash. The ash became compacted and as
rain, wind and other elements (the flood, maybe . . .) eroded away the ash and left these
towers. The material was very easy to carve and so made great places to make caves for
living. Some of them very elaborate.
This is called "The Valley of Love" -- apparently the rock material on the top
is harder than the bottom.
The area of the country is a geologists dream! The strata is exposed and reveals the layers
that can only be found in Cappodocia. Apparently this is the only place in the world this
phenomenon has manifested.
. . . and yes, I was in a balloon . . .
-- Thanks for stopping by -- see you next week --