I was fortunate enought to go to Cappadocia myself in 2004. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The rocks of Cappadocia near Göreme eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. The volcanic deposits are soft rocks that the people of the villages carved out to form houses, churches and monasteries.
nationalgeographicmagazine: Hot Air Ballooning, Turkey
Photograph by Heather Thompson, Your Shot
The spectacular view from a hot air balloon at sunrise over the Cappadocia Valley in Turkey. The morning light over the valley made the view appear surreal.