Just north of Ürgüp’s fairy chimneys in the heart of Cappadocia there is a valley called Dervent, Derbent or Devrent depending upon who you talk to. It goes by other names too, including Imagination Valley and Pink Valley. The rocks there have been weathered by time and the elements to form the most fantastical of shapes which have been given nicknames over the years, like Camel Rock, perched on a mount on the left of this photo…
…and The Seals, frolicking joyfully nearby.
As the sun went down over this strange lunar landscape with its bizarre formations, a set of figures caught my eye, silhouetted on opposite sides of a small hill.
The rock formation on the left is often called the Kissing Rock (sometimes the Kissing Ducks).
And the one on the right? Well, a cheeky chap next to me suggested it was what came after kissing. I’m not quite sure what he meant.
Perhaps we should give them some privacy. Happy Valentine’s Day.