Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fairy chimneys



"Throughout the inhabited world, in all times and under every circumstance, the myths of man have flourished; and they have been the living inspiration of whatever else may have appeared out of the activities of the human body and mind. It would not be too much to say that myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation. Religions, philosophies, arts, the social forms of primitive and historic man, prime discoveries in science and technology, the very dreams that blister sleep, boil up from the basic, magic ring of myth." 
Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces 
The photo is the rock formations called “fairy chimneys” in Cappadocia, Turkey. Cheri and I visited the place in September, 2011.
See other photos at: Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books.

7 comments:

Christine Harding said...

Have they weathered into those shapes? They look very strange indeed. Thank you for dropping by my blog.

Louise said...

Turkey is another place on my travel wish list. It looks great.

Alyce said...

That is a beautiful landscape!

Dragonfly Daydreams said...

What an amazing landscape - almost alien, until I enlarged it and I could make at the people wandering around, the scooter bike and the tree hung with washing(?)
Were you at a lookout looking down or in an aircraft of some kind?

edgar said...

Dragonfly-There is a hill above this area where we climbed to take the photo.-Edgar

Barbara said...

That is quite a spooky landscape. Nice photo. Thanks for sharing.

Wrighty said...

That looks so incredible! It must have been really impressive to actually be there. I hope you had a wonderful trip!