This week’s Sunday Snap is the view from Selime Monastery. This is a place in Cappadocia and you will probably go and see it if you buy one of the many tours sold by excursion shops in Goreme Town.
About Selime Monastery
The monastery dates back to the 13th century and in true Goreme style, it is basically a sophisticated cave. Meaning the monks carved their home out of the caves and if you go around with a guide then he will point out the kitchen, prayers rooms and other rooms you would normally see in a monastery.
The monastery is not for those that are scared of heights. The views are terrific but there are no safety barriers to prevent you falling 50 meters down the side of the rock. I have noticed that about Turkey, in that safety barriers are few and far between.
Due to the lack of safety barriers and my fear of heights, I stayed on the ground while hubby took the tour around. While he was climbing high, I took a walk around and settled down to enjoy this view. Calm ,relaxed and an appreciation for nature.