Friday, May 15, 2009


Pictures of the famous travertines of Pamukkale.
These small ponds are natural mineral formations. They're only a couple inches deep, which made me wonder why they're so darned blue, as well as why the shade of blue is a distinctive turquoise.

I remember that last year in Canada we saw a number of glacier lakes that were turned turquoise by "stone flour" finely ground by glaciers, and I wonder if the mineral springs that bubble out here have a similar quality.

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Anonymous Rebecca S. said...

Wow. It looks a bit like the Mammoth Hot Springs formation in Yellowstone. But different, and very cool. And swimming among the ruins of old Hierapolis looked pretty damn cool, too.

10:04 AM  
Blogger dubjay said...

You're the second person to mention Mammoth Hot Springs to me in 24 hours. So I should definitely check that out.

4:07 PM  
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4:22 PM  

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