|We saw a number of paragliders - what a spectacular way to view the travertines.|
|The first approach to the pools if coming from the top.|
|I was blowing Steven a kiss!|
Pamukkale’s hotels once siphoned off the precious mineral waters for their own hotel heated pools but now the water flow is strictly rotated in order to preserve the site and allow more diminished deposits to ‘regrow.’ As thermal water surges over the edges of the plateaus and cools, carbon dioxide is given off and hard chalk – aka travertine – accumulates as a solidified waterfall.
We sat against the chalky travertines for a long time basking in the waning rays of the afternoon sun. The water had no discernible odor.
One of the rougher sections we walked down, barefoot too, don't forget.
These young people had a blast throwing mud from the bottom of the pool at each other and also at some of the passersby. Steven, in his best Assistant Principal voice, told them not to throw the mud at us. They did not!
Another somewhat rough patch for our tender tootsies. Loved the ever changing designs wrought by the dual forces of wind and water.
There was an empty water park at the bottom; perhaps it was closed down for the season or for the day because it was getting late - don't know.
The area in the background had no water, only the area on the right.
|Without a doubt one of the most unusual places to go immediately after getting married!|
Very surprising to think that trees would have any chance of surviving in these harsh surroundings.
|Panorama shot of the travertines.|