Hot Air Balloon Ride in Kapadokya

All Photos by Brendan Dowd

Niagara’s Director of Cultural Exchange and Interfaith Collaboration is currently on a trip to Turkey, his first, with a group of local Chicagoans, as well as our President, Sherif Soydan, and Vice President, Hakan Berberoglu.

We keep getting amazing photographs of his trip, from the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, to the dome of the Blue Mosque, and the inside of the Hagia Sophia. Yet these photos took my breath away. They were taken on an early morning hot air balloon ride over Kapadokya and are absolutely stunning.

As for Brendan’s experiences in Turkey, well he sent these photos from the beautiful balcony of his hotel room and says he’s having such a wonderful time that he doesn’t want to leave…  

– Eleanor Peck, Director of Communications and Member Relations 

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