Image: Cappadocia, Turkey
Yoray Liberman  /  New York Times via Redux

Travel photo of the week: Sept. 13, 2007

Hot-air balloons float above the hills and rock formations of Cappadocia, Turkey. Spread across the middle of Turkey like a lunar landscape, Cappadocia is home to a bizarre field of anthill-like cones, rock-hewn churches and underground cities where Christians once hid to avoid persecution. It is a spectacular sight and one that has captivated travelers for centuries.

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