Thursday, December 02, 2010
First day in Goreme
I remember being in Prague last year when a Chinese man scolded his wife for wanting to see 'that old and moldy church.' The fun part of churches is the older and the moldier they are, the more fascinating they are. These cave churches are at least one thousand years old and they are the oldest form of Byzantine art you can still see in this world. It reminded me of Matera, another cave settlement in Southern Italy. Now that's another fascinating place. I found out about Matera after watching the movie 'Passion of the Christ.' The movie was shot on location in Matera. I remember my first sight of Matera, all I could say was, 'Oh my God, oh my God..... omg, omg! Cappadocia is one of such places, a very special place.