Natural rock pools, Pamukkale, Turkey

The Natural Rock Pools - Pamukkale, Turkey. When I actually lived in Turkey I never went to Pamukkale - a fact I've always regretted and need to rectify!

Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey. Built c. 125 AD.

Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey. The early AD governor of Asia Minor, Celsus Polemaeanus, was commemorated in this magnificent library.

Konya. Derviches tourneurs. Mausolée Mevlana.

The dervishes are so beautiful. Konya - whirling dervishes- “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

Istiklal Avenue, Istanbul, Turkey

Istiklal Avenue, Istanbul, Turkey - Check out the Blue Mosque, it is absolutely gorgeous!

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey. A former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum. The dome is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture.

Interior view of the Hagia Sophia, showing Islamic elements on the top ofthe main dome, Turkey. The Hagia Sophia originally built as a Christian church by Roman Emperor Justinian I in Constantinople (aka Istanbul).

The underground city of Derinkuyu, Turkey: This incredible city of underground homes, churches, wine cellars, food stores, and other buildings is eleven stories deep and can hold 40,000 people. It was built almost three thousand years ago, and you can go and visit it. The pictures at the link are amazing.

Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the BCE.

Narrow street in Marmaris, Turkey

Narrow street in Marmaris, Turkiye I love of my most favorite countries to visit

Konya - Seljuk Architecture- Mevlana (Rumi)

Konya - Seljuk Architecture- Mevlana (Rumi) Tomb Of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī (Molavi) - Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi مولانا جلال‌الدین محمد بلخی - مولوی

Dervish dancer . Konya Turkey. Derviches tourneurs.

From Where the term "Whirling Dervish" came. Dervish dancer, Konya, Turkey 19 September 2008 by Ezequiel Scagnetti.

Kayaköy abandoned Greek Village . Near Fethiye Turkey

*TURKEY ~ Kayaköy (Kayakoy) or Karmylassos, an abandoned Greek Village from Fethiye in Turkey whose inhabitants left as part of a population exchange agreement between the Turkish and Greek governments in 1923 after the Greco Turkish War.

Galata Tower - İstanbul,Turkey

Did you know that Galata Tower is meters high?