Fields Of Gold

Van, Turkey.

“You’ll remember me when the west wind moves upon the fields of barley.. You’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky as we walk in fields of gold..”

Akdamar Island is an island located in the lake of Van, in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. It is famous for its 10th-century Armenian Apostolic cathedral, the Church of the Holy Cross, which is built as a palatine church for the kings of Vaspurakan and later serving as the seat of the Catholicosate of Aghtamar and regarded as one of the finest examples of Armenian medieval architecture. The island and the church are now a popular tourist destination, and the church has been restored and renovated as a museum.