"Reportage" - photographer Toh, Jin-gyu 5th exhibition [ 도 진 규 다섯번째 사 진 전 ]
REPO_ "Under Ground-History of Cappadocia in TURKEY"
사이버갤러리 go on exhibit
The Goreme open-airㅡMuseum resembles a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side by side,
each with its own fantastic churches.
It is obviously the first sight to be visited by any traveller in Cappadocia,
standing as it does in the very centre of the region with easy access from all directions.
+++ It contains the finest of the Rock-Cut churches, with beautiful "Frecoes" whose colors still retain all their original freshness.
It also presents unique examples of rock hewn architecture and fresco technique.
All the churches of the Museum belong to the mid to the late 11th century.
++++ There are at least 18 churches and Chapels in the Museum area.
Some have fixed metal grills at the entrance for safety reasons.
The small sizes of the churches conform to "St. Basil's" emphasis on the necessity for small monastic unites.
The extraordinarily rich interiors provide an amazing contrast to the very simple exteriors.