Friday, 16 January 2009

Pamukkale

Pamukkale, meaning 'cotton castle', is the name given to the site where a hot spring emerges in what was the exact middle of the ancient city of Hierapolis, south-western Turkey. When the water of this spring surges over the edge of the plateau and cools, carbon dioxid is given off and calcium carbonate precipitated as hard chalk.
You can hardly see the water on the pics but it's running down the hill.

11 comments:

Femin Susan said...

thanks for this information.
Keep posting such informative posts.
Cheers!!!

uncleawang said...

wow!!!such a nice place here.Thanks for sharing & have a safe trip.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It looks like these people are in the snow. An amzing place Jose, thanks for sharing.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi JM :)

Amazing photos of an extra ordinary place.

You say water is running but people are not getting washed away. This is some thing very strange.

Ofcourse, the running water looks like a large sheet of cotton spread over the place. Incredible!

Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes :)

Tinsie said...

OK. This is unbelievable!!! Amazing photos, wish I could visit NOW!

Kengot said...

I like taking a bath of outdoor hot springs in chilly winter.
Nice!!
I'd like to go to there.

Sherry said...

JM, Simply amazing!
Thanks for showing me some wonders I have missed..!

Red devil said...

Lugares como esta pasan de lo Hermosos a lo tetrico en el transcurso del dia imagina estar solo en la noche entre tanta oscuridad.
Pero al regresar la luz recobra seguramente su majestuosidad.

Saludos.

photonio said...

nice!!!!!

PinkPanthress said...

The view is truly magnifique!

Fábio Paulos said...

ainda me falta visitar este algodão :D