Sunday, April 6, 2008

Soğanlı Valley

I can't spell this right with the English alphabet, but this place is pronounced So-ahn-luh, and it is just incredible. The first settlement were in the neo-lithic period and it had been continually inhabited until less than a few hundred ago. While it is fun to imagine the Flintstones kicking it here, there are actually a few churches and a monastery here. This area is actually two valleys, and the settlements on either side feel like a prehistoric Mission District on one side, and the Marina on the other.

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