Pamukkale, the Cotton Palace of Turkey

posted on 3rd of june, 2014

Pamukkale is one of Turkey's top attractions and a precious in the world with its cotton-look terraces. The underground water once gave life to the ancient city of Hierapolis now helps Pamukkale be one of the most important thermal centers of Turkey.Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.
In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 oC to 100 oC.
The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 metres to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60 to 70 metres long covering an expanse of 24 metres to 30 metres . When the water, supersaturated with calcium carbonate, reaches the surface, carbon dioxide de-gasses from it, and calcium carbonate is deposited....

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Posted by Wxh6763 on June 16, 2014
That's very good!
Posted by Nikitu on June 04, 2014
you're actually not allowed to, not up on the terraces :)
Posted by Aviahuismanphotography on June 04, 2014
What an amazing place!!

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Patagonia, a song of Ice and Fire

posted on 12th of june, 2014

Patagonia is a region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes mountains as well as the deserts, steppes and grasslands east of this southern portion of the Andes. The Colorado River is usually considered its northern boundary in Argentine territory. To the west, it includes the territory of Valdivia through Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Patagonia has two coasts; a western one towards the Pacific Ocean and an eastern one towards the Atlantic Ocean.
In South America's southern frontier, nature, long left to its own devices, grows wild, barren and beautiful. Spaces are large, as are the silences that fill them. For those who come here, an encounter with such emptiness can be as awesome as the sight of jagged peaks,...

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Posted by Milza on March 14, 2017
It's one of the best places on Earth, I was sorrounded by beauty and light. Thanks for sharing this!
Posted by Jfjacobsz on March 02, 2015
I am going!, I do not know when or how, but I am going! That is what great photos can do to a person.
Posted by Gussmann on June 24, 2014
realy beutiful area and good pictures!

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Iceland, the land of waterfalls and old Norse Gods

posted on 19th of june, 2014

Iceland is that remote island we always imagine sitting in a precarious equilibrium between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, where volcanoes erupt with the vengeance of the old Gods of Valhalla.
But Iceland is also a country of wonders, where the Aurora Borealis puts on an incredible show and nature is at its best.
If you plant to visit you will certainly step of the plane in Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state.

Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which Ingólfur Arnarson is said to have established around AD 870. Until the 18th century, there was no urban development in the city location. The city was founded in 1786 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the...

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Posted by Jdanne on August 17, 2014
Great photos! Congratulations!
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Posted by Lenutaidi on July 13, 2014
Beautiful images! Thank you for sharing!

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