Monday 28 May 2018

Kula part 2 and Kuladokya

I still had some more photo's of Kula after my long post about this Town in Decay.

There was actually one large house that was in the middle of Restoration. An impressive sight, but the decaying ones do have more charm and character if you ask me.

In a lot of places in Turkey you'll see these kind of nests, often at patio's and balconies, where it is covered and safe. I'm always happy that people leave those nests alone and even when the house is getting a paint job they paint around those nests. These nests are of Swallows and are done with mud and can stay for years and the Swallows will come back again when it is time for another bunch of eggs :D

I love how these houses all have such cheerful colors, why are houses not painted like this anymore?

This house was clearly in use, although no palace it had a new roof which protects the entire house.

This was an old Hamam or Turkish Bath as you might know it, but it was turned in to a café.

It still had its pretty ceilings, for obvious reasons Turkish Baths have no windows but instead have ceilings with little holes to get light through.

 What I did not know about Kula is that it has these beautiful mountains, a bit like Cappadocia which is a very well known Touristic destination. These mountains are shaped by many years of wind and floods.

In Turkish they call these 'Peri bacaları', which is translated in to 'Fairy Chimneys'.

With clearly an eye wink to Cappadocia (in Turkish Kapadokya) They called it here Kuladokya. Although not as unique as Cappadocia (as there the mountains were once turned it to caves and were used as houses giving it even more the illusion of fairy houses) it was beautiful and a special place.

I hope you enjoyed my trip with me :)


  1. Love the pictures! that town is magical!
    And those mountains!! Incredible!

  2. You live in a beautiful land. This is very inspirational

  3. the rock formations are amazing, very impressive

  4. So gorgeous and exotic and giving me wanderlust...