Saturday, August 7, 2010

BALLOON FLIGHT OVER CAPPADOCIA - TURKEY

Everyone has highlights in life. Mine were meeting love, giving birth, finding a new homeland, family events - and more trivial, but nevertheless fantastic ones, like a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, Whale Watching in Maine, visiting Bryce Park, standing on the Rock of Gibraltar, exploring the ancient temples in Malta, seeing Jerusalem for the first time, or even finding a rare and special flower or accomplish a difficult hike to a wonderful place.

Of course I have more and they often include nature, landscapes, foreign countries, ancient places and strange people and many are not fancy at all. But this one certainly was very special - one of my most cherished highlights was a balloon flight over Cappadocia, which I got as a surprise present from my husband. Only the two of us and the pilot in the small basket, very early in the morning, gliding over the magical rocks and valleys into the sunlight...

Listening to absolute silence, except for the occasional hissing sound of the fire - taking in the marvelous, grandiose, extraordinary view...
Overwhelmed with feelings - enchanted, peaceful, happy, thankful...

 A day to remember and cherish forever! Yes, what an unforgettable experience! 

All photos taken by my husband Uri.

5 comments:

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

This is unbelievable, Yael! I think some of this landscape looks like cones of sugar dropped from the sky! It seems so serene, yet very exciting at the same time--I would have loved to have been there!

glazedOver said...

My goodness! What beauty! You are a lucky woman, Yael. I think Uri is a definite keeper.

aurorafedora said...

wow! what an amazing experience!! i am jealous but so very glad for you and uri. what a wonderful husband you have.

Bernstein said...

Was für wahnsinnsschöne Bilder! Die Landschaft sieht aus wie im Märchen. Und die Ballone wirken wie bunte Seifenblasen. Wenn ich nur von den Bildern schon so beeindruckt bin, wie stark und unvergesslich müssen dann Eure Eindrücke direkt vor Ort sein.

Eva said...

Ja, man muss das wohl in 3D-surround gesehen haben.