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The Friday Photo #130 – Bizarre Pamukkale

Travertine terraces in Pamukkale

The travertine terraces in Pamukkale are a remarkable sight.  Water flows everywhere, depositing calcium as it has for millennia.  The hillside is so white that it hurts yours eyes in the midday sun.

Dozens of pools, an unnatural shade of blue, sit flat and still – well, until they’re disturbed by eastern European women in bikinis having glamour shots taken by their long-suffering boyfriends, at least.

It’s an interesting sort of a place.

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    "well, until they’re disturbed by eastern European women in bikinis having glamour shots taken by their long-suffering boyfriends, at least." – Ha!

    Can you swim in the pools?

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      Dave

      October 7, 2012

      Swimming is probably a bit optimistic, but you can sort of wade around in them. Or, apparently, sit on the edge and fling your head back while pouting like there's no tomorrow...

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    Theodora

    October 7, 2012

    Glad you guys made it up here in the end... I thought it was beautiful, massed Russian tourists notwithstanding...

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      Dave

      October 7, 2012

      We did, and we loved it despite the tour buses. Proper post to come. :)

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    Zoe French

    October 11, 2012

    At first glance, I thought these were glaciers with some kind of ice-defying pools in the middle!


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