Photographer's Note

I was trying to take a decent backlit photo of imposing Uchisar around sunset, when I gave a look at my back and saw this impressive cloud formation, over Pigeon Valley!

The Pigeon Valley is the one that "connects", Uchisar nad Goreme, two of the most beautiful villages of Cappadocia. It is called like that, because most of the huge conical rocks of the valley were converted in dovecots.

The pigeons presence was critical for the surviror and the "economy" of the region, for monks and civilians alike, for many centuries. The pigeons were very useful in 3 ways: 1) were used as food, 2) the pigeon-sh*t, mixed with soil was used as fertiliser for the arid ground of Cappadocia, 3)they were the "postmen" of that era.



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