Panoramas by Heiner Straesser

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Archaeological excavation of Nerik 12-02, Turkey

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In 2012 the Turkish ministry of culture had withdrawn the permissions to do an active arch. excavation from all foreign archaeologist. All we could...

Hidrellez Monastery 2, Cappadocia, Turkey

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The Hidrellez Monastery is probably one of the oldest monasteries in Cappadocia with frescoes from the 6th century. The Greek name of the village...

Hidrellez Monastery 1, Cappadocia, Turkey

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The Hidrellez Monastery is probably one of the oldest monasteries in Cappadocia with frescoes from the 6th century. The Greek name of the village...

Meryem Ana Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey

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After the Turkish-Greek people exchange in 1923, this church was first used to store goods. In 1950 it had been changed into a prison. In the...

Ruined Armenian Church in Germir, central Turkey

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Surp Stepanos: One of many churches from the 19th century. After the Christians had left the country, it was used as a quarry, store room or in a...

Former church in Özlüce, Cappadocia, Turkey

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The Eski Cami-i (= old Mosque) in Özlüce had been built in 1849 as a Greek church and 1935, after the Turkish-Greek peoples exchange, it became a...

Cave-house rocks, Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Late afternoon in the valley between the cave-house-rocks of Uçhisar, one of the most faszinating villages in Cappadocia. UNESCO World Heritage

Göynük, Turkey

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There are still a lot of Ottoman houses in the small town of Göynük in western Anatolia.

Piazza Erbe, Mantova, Italy

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Like in many Italian cities the long and rich history is everywhere in Mantova visible in the houses, palaces and churches. The squares are full of...

Pregasina, Lago di Garda, Italy

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Just about 500m above the Lago di Garda is the small village of Pregasina. From here you can do great walks to the mountains.

Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Venice

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Early evening in Venice, one of the most beautiful cities of the world.

Valley in Cappadocia, Turkey

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Somewhere in Cappadocia, one of many valleys with hundreds of caves.

Guezelyurt, Cappadocia

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Late afternoon view from the roof terrace of the Asrav Konak. The name oft the village Güzelyurt means  "nice homeland". In the village you can...

Midas Town - Yazilikaya, Phrygia, Turkey

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Midas Town is somewhere in the Anatolian lonelyness. There are just a few small villages around and the one next to it is Yazilikaya, that means...

Kilistra (Gökyurt), Turkey

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The modern village of Gokyurt is built on the remains of the historic Kilistra. This is one of the first villages, where the early Christians were...

Acigol - Bitter Lake, Cappadocia

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The Acigol (= bitter lake) is also called Nargolu (= pomegranate lake). It's a lake inside the crater of an inactive volcano. Like everywhere in...

Zeytinbagi, Turkey

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Zeytinbagi is a small town on the southern part of the Sea of Marmara, not far away from Mudanya. The name Zeytinbagi means olive garden, and the...

Büyükdere Road in Istanbul

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The economic heart of Istanbul is in an area called Levent. Most of the skyscrapers belong the Turkish banks, are office buildings or big shopping...

Maya Akar Center in Istanbul

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The Maya Akar Center is one of the first modern office buildings in Istanbul. Built in 1992 it has offices of several international companies.

Hippodrome, Istanbul, Turkey

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Today the Turks call the Hippodrome At Meydan, which means horse square. originally it was the Circus Maximus. With a length of 400m there was...

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