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to the black sea! | trabzon + sumela

Posted in turkey by jlm2dy on April 4, 2011

weekend escape to the largest port on the black sea

first stop: sumela monastery from as early as the 14th century (!)
the climb

the view

the stairs up the monastery’s aquaduct

the hidden surprise village carved into the precipice

the amazing church and its amazing frescoes

the graffiti of a saint – check out the mustache!

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