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Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers

"Fairy Chimneys" are not the only spectacular formations in Cappadocia. Erosion "plays" with layers of ignimbrite and creates colourful landscapes, which can always teach us something about the way in which the volcanoes erupted.

Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
Strata of white, soft ignimbrite are heavily affected by erosion.
Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
Erosion exposes layers of different composition and colour.
Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
Sometimes the soft white strata covers harder, darker ones.
Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
Soft layers on top of even softer ones: note the undulating roof.
Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
Columns of soft white and yellow material no longer protected by hard, dark ones.
Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
Erosion "paints" abstract art on thin, alternating strata of yellow and white ignimbrite.
Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
Man-made doors in yellow ignimbrite contrasts white material in the background.
Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
On the contrary, these arches are not man-made but sculptured by wind erosion.
Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
Peribacalari Vadisi along the road from Urgup to Zelve.
Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
Almost all "hats" of hard material have fallen off these columns.
Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
Here two columns only still have their "hats".
Cappadocia: Pyroclastic Layers
Magical sunset in a mystic landscape.