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Heiner Straesser's Snapshots

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  1. Cave churches

    Snapshot Title: Cave churches
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Monastery Valley
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    cave churches in the tuff rocks



  2. cave churches

    Snapshot Title: cave churches
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Guezelyurt
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    Guezelyurt



  3. Guezelyurt

    Snapshot Title: Guezelyurt
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Guezelyurt
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    tuff rock houses



  4. modern house

    Snapshot Title: modern house
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-14
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    step by step this type of building will replace the traditional wood-mudbrick houses



  5. old house

    Snapshot Title: old house
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-14
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    probably one of the oldest houses in the village, stucco decoration at the outside walls and osmanic inscription, falling apart



  6. mosque

    Snapshot Title: mosque
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-14
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    pulled down in 2010, to be replaced by a "modern" one



  7. mosque

    Snapshot Title: mosque
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-13
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    pulled down in 2010



  8. Cicek

    Snapshot Title: Cicek
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-13
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    traditional decoration, called Cicek (=flower)



  9. making music

    Snapshot Title: making music
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-12
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    one of the really nice children of the village



  10. construction

    Snapshot Title: construction
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-11
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    connection between ground floor and 1st floor



  11. windows

    Snapshot Title: windows
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-04
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    and grapes



  12. Window

    Snapshot Title: Window
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-10
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    The ground floor was in general for animals like cows. The room was very dark with only one small window. This window is used to get the dung out of the cowshed.



  13. Allah

    Snapshot Title: Allah
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-09
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    Arabic inscription - hoping for protection



  14. wall

    Snapshot Title: wall
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-08
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    Although it seems that the house is carried by the stone walls, it's actually a wooden house with strong tree-trunks in the corners. Stones on the ground floor and mud-brick on the upper level just fi...



  15. Tobacco

    Snapshot Title: Tobacco
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-07
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    tobacco leafs are drying in the sun, tobacco is the main income of the villagers



  16. tobacco

    Snapshot Title: tobacco
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-06
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    tobacco leafs are drying in the sun; this is the main income of the villagers



  17. tobacco

    Snapshot Title: tobacco
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-05
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    it's a hard work to process the to bacco leafs



  18. stonewall

    Snapshot Title: stonewall
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-03
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    the art of building a house



  19. Solar Energy

    Snapshot Title: Solar Energy
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-02
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    A very common way to use solar energy to heat water.



  20. Mudbricks

    Snapshot Title: Mudbricks
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oymaagac 09-01
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    typical structure of a house



  21. Gate

    Snapshot Title: Gate
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Oinoanda
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    gate



  22. Big Ben's clock

    Snapshot Title: Big Ben's clock
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: House of Parliament, London
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    It's tea time.



  23. Hagia Sophia

    Snapshot Title: Hagia Sophia
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Istanbul after Sunset
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    Hagia Sophia



  24. Cappadocia

    Snapshot Title: Cappadocia
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Sunset in Cappadocia
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    some rocks



  25. holiday villa

    Snapshot Title: holiday villa
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Cunda Island
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    just a great place for holidays



  26. plastic bucket

    Snapshot Title: plastic bucket
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Nerik Excavation
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    The plastic buckets carry the pieces of pottery. They are named according to the archaeological section where the pottery had been excavated.



  27. bucket

    Snapshot Title: bucket
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Nerik Excavation
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    Recycled from car tires, these buckets are typical for archaeological excavations. They are very strong, which is necessary to carry stones etc.



  28. workers

    Snapshot Title: workers
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Nerik Excavation
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    For the inhabitants of the small village of Oymaagac, the excavation is a welcomed possibillity to earn some additional money.



  29. cathedral

    Snapshot Title: cathedral
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Ani
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    the biggest building that survived earthquakes and wars is the cathedral of Ani



  30. castle

    Snapshot Title: castle
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Ani
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    occupied by the military, not for public visitors



  31. Gregorchurch

    Snapshot Title: Gregorchurch
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Ani
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    Gregorchurch of Abugramentz



  32. Centaur

    Snapshot Title: Centaur
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Prague
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    What is he going to do with the girl?



  33. 11.45

    Snapshot Title: 11.45
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Prague
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    Clocktower



  34. Honeymelons

    Snapshot Title: Honeymelons
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Valley in Cappadocia
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    the last melons of this summer



  35. meeting of the rocks

    Snapshot Title: meeting of the rocks
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Valley in Cappadocia
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    nothing but rocks



  36. Cavusin

    Snapshot Title: Cavusin
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Cappadocia
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    The Rock of Cavusin, where the people lived until an earthquake destroyed most of the cave houses and killed many people.



  37. tobacco field

    Snapshot Title: tobacco field
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: fields around Oymaagac
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    Tobacco is the main income of this area.



  38. Oymaagac

    Snapshot Title: Oymaagac
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: fields around Oymaagac
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    village of Oymaagac



  39. archaeological excavation

    Snapshot Title: archaeological excavation
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: fields around Oymaagac
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    The small hill that contains the remains of the holy city of Nerik is from this viewpoint clearly visible. Around 3500 years ago this was the religious center of the Hittite empire.



  40. Cavusin

    Snapshot Title: Cavusin
    Taken by: Heiner Straesser

    Image: Cavusin
    Image Owner: Heiner Straesser



    Description:

    Cave houses



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