Leonardo Dalessandri, a young Italian filmmaker, travelled around Turkey for 20 days, journeying over 3,500km and captured all of it in a short film called “Watchtower of Turkey“. It captures the soul of Turkey by featuring its people, the colours of the beautiful landscapes and the cuisine.
The short film, Watchtower of Turkey, was included in the Best of Vimeo 2014 list! If you’re wondering why a travel video can amaze so many people, have a look and see for yourself:
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For a glympse of the main locations featured in the film, take a look at these stunning photographs:
These natural terraces are formed by hot springs that deposit carbon minerals. They have been used as a thermal bath for centuries. There are even rumours that say the water here have curative powers!
This picturesque region was formed as a result of the erosion of the rain, wind and lava-covered plain. Here you’ll find troglodyte houses are carved into the unusual rock formations and underground cities!
Ephesus is a large archaelogical site of the ancient Greek city. It’s famous for its Temple of Artemis, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but you can also find other temples, a gymnasium, thermal baths, and much more!
Istanbul is a city built on two continents that are separated by the Bosphorus Strait. You’ll find a bit of both cultures here: A modern western side and the traditional eastern city.
Konya is the most conservative and Islamic city in Turkey and it’s known for the fast-paced dancers of the Whirling Dervishes. The Mevlevi order spin and turn as a form of remembrance of God.
Leonardo has received several requests to film other Watchtower videos and his next one might be of India! We’re excited, are you?
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