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Great holmertz 2021-12-15 4:32

Hello Chris,
I recently scanned a few photos from Göreme taken in 1970. I might show them here later this winter, even though the quality is very far below this. I remember this place well, and the fantastic interiors, but I can't remember any area called an Open air museum.

From some of the ancient graves in Luxor I remember desperate guards trying to stop tourists from using flashes on the delicate paintings. I couldn't believe how people could be so senseless.
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Old 12-15-2021, 11:59 AM
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Hej Gert

A quick search revealed the Goreme Open Air Museum commenced in 1984, well after you were there. More info and photos here:
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Thank you Chris,
I had to dig out my diary to refresh my memory of my visit. There is not a word of any entrance fees, guards, guides, tourist buses, information office or signs, only a few brief words of a Danish family entering one of the churches and "showing such profound interest that they stayed for several minutes". It was a poor, very rural area of dirt roads and donkeys and not even one sightseeing balloon.
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