Castles are elegant, sophisticated, and the stuff of fairy tales. They can also be a bit spooky, though, particularly when they’ve been abandoned for years on the Turkish hillside.
Few travel destinations compare to the stunning turquoise thermal pools found in Pamukkale, Turkey. “Pamukkale” translates to “cotton castle” in English. This tiny southwest Turkey town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to 17 exquisite water terraces.
Some 440 women in Turkey were murdered by their partners in 2018 alone. Turkish artist Vahit Tuna decided to create a visually startling installation to raise public awareness of the horrors of domestic violence.