In Nevşehir, Turkey – through the Deviant valley (also known as the Valley of the Fairy Chimneys) – one finds the Zelve Open Air Museum. In pre-iconoclastic times, Christians moved to Zelve to hide during the Persian and Arab invasions.
Today it is a truly beautiful site to wander and contemplate the lives of those that made this otherworldly dwelling.
About 19 km from Nevşehir – in Anatolia, Turkey – hidden from view, are a total of 36 underground cities.
As you pass through these warrens, you can’t help but imagining them bustling with life – as entire lives began and ended out of site of the sun!