Hotel Lale Saray
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... happy to give us apple tea and share some of the fascinating aspects of Turkish carpet weaving. Once our tour bus arrived we were off to Kaymakli the widest underground city covering 4 square km. The city was tunneled our originally by the Hittites in 1700 BC and over time was extended to 8 levels and could hold 30,000 people. They were used primarily as hiding places during the many invasions of the area, but had kitchens, food ...
... in Turkey, heavily subsidized by the government, who are attempting to revive, or at least prevent the dying out, of the traditional rug and carpet making industry. They "train" the women usually in local villages, and provide them with the materials. From the initial training they hope the women (yes, it is always women) will develop their own styles and patterns and continue the history of their region. Today for the first time we saw some Armenian carpets - very beautiful, ...
I doubt anyone who has never been here would be able to understand the nature and size of this bizarrely beautiful landscape. The photos I have included gives you a taste of what it is like but certainly to me it was astonishing and out of this world,well worth the long journey to get here. Our first destination within Goreme was an area where thousands of years ago the early Christians carved crypts and churches out of the soft volcanic ash and rocks and painted the walls in many ...
... the rock, though it sure seems they could have found an easier way to go.
According to legend fairies originally populated the area. When people began to arrive, the fairies were unhappy and turned themselves into pigeons. The villagers carved niches in the stone for pigeon nests, hence the name fairy chimneys. They also left food in the holes and painted the red designs outside to attract the birds because they wanted the guano for fertilizer.
... reach religious ecstasy.
Here is a paragraph from their brochure, describing why they twirl:
"Contemporary science confirms that the fundamental condition of our existence is revolving. There is no object, no being which does not revolve and the shared similarity among beings is the revolution of the electrons and protons. In the atoms, which constitute the structure of the smallest partial to the stars far in the sky. As a consequence of ...