The Friday Photo #130 – Bizarre 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.

5 Responses to “The Friday Photo #130 – Bizarre Pamukkale

  • “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?

    • 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…

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

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

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