Cappadocia, Turkey in panoramas

Saturday, January 17, 2015

As you might already know I spent Christmas and New Years eve in Turkey. My favourite part of the whole holiday was exploring Cappadocia National Park - where the landscape completely blew me away.

Armed with a car, good friends, stunning views and my new iPhone 6 plus I went a little crazy - taking dozens of panorama shots as we cruised around. It was addictive. And actually, I'm pretty impressed with the results. So I have decided to share some of my favourite shots with you today.

Ta daa! Cappadocia, Turkey in panoramas....

view from our cave house - Uchisar, Cappadocia
 view from our cave house - Uchisar, Cappadocia

 looking towards the rock citadel of Uçhisar, Cappadocia
 looking out towards the rock citadel of Uçhisar, Cappadocia

lost somewhere on a small dirt road between Nevşehir and Derinkuyu, Cappadocia
lost somewhere on a small dirt road between Nevşehir and Derinkuyu, Cappadocia 

exploring Selime Monastery in the Ihlara Valley, Cappadocia
exploring Selime Monastery in the Ihlara Valley, Cappadocia 

 Ihlara Valley just before sunset. This spot is rumoured to have inspired the set of Star Wars
 Ihlara Valley, Cappadocia just before sunset. 
This spot is rumoured to have inspired the set of Star Wars

exploring Derinkuyu underground city, Cappadocia

Turkish coffee with a view in Avanos, Cappadocia
Turkish coffee with a view in Avanos, Cappadocia 

walking through Zelve Valley, Cappadocia (amazing!!!!)
walking through Zelve Valley, Cappadocia (amazing!!!!) 

Zelve Valley, Cappadocia at sunset - after all the tourist buses had departed and we had this amazing view all to ourselves!
all the tourist buses had departed and we had this amazing view all to ourselves!

Göreme - the tourist hub of Cappadocia
Göreme - the tourist hub of Cappadocia 

last but not least - Zelve Open-Air Museum.  A must see if you are ever in Cappadocia
last but not least - Zelve Open-Air Museum
A must see if you are ever in Cappadocia

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

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12 comments

  1. These are absolutely gorgeous panoramas! Ever since my cousin went to Cappadocia last summer, I have been dying to go and am hoping to visit this summer :) Any recommendations? X

    www.farawaylucy.com

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    1. Hi Lucy, thanks for stopping by :) My main recommendations are hire a car - you'll see way more that way than on a tour bus, stay in a cave house (we found ours on AirBnB), book a hot air balloon ride and pack your camera! I'm going to share some Cappadocia highlights this week so check back here for the main sights, and if you haven't already take a look at my post 'road tripping in Cappadocia'. Enjoy :)

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  2. Your panoramas are AMAZING!! I can't wait to visit Turkey later this year - it's been on my wish list for so long!

    Carly x

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    1. Ahhh thanks Carly. Where in Turkey are you headed?

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  3. Wow, seriously beautiful photos Claire! You can't be panoramas, I'm slightly addicted to taking them too!

    Eärendil

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    1. Thanks Abby. It's funny - once you discover how easy they are to take and how cool they look they completely take over. In fact I have a new photography hobby...

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  4. So many wonderful shots, breathtaking views!

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    1. Thanks Natasha. Happy January! How is your new year shaping up?

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  5. These are wonderful! I especially love the one of the Selime Monastery! What a great way to capture the most out of the beautiful landscapes!

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    1. Thanks Christine. The truth is I have about a million more I didn't even post! Do you have a fav photography tip?

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  6. Fun! What a lovely twist on the usual photos that are taken - that is great!

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