Pamukkale is a town in Western Turkey and its name means cotton castle. Part of the landscape looks like a large terrace of ice, but it is in fact a travertine terrace formed by mineral rich water cascading down a steep valley.
When I went, you could walk on the terraces, barefoot and at your own risk, because they were rather slippery. Now I believe you can only look from above, well done turkey for protecting this very unusual Unesco site. On a sunny day the surface looks turquoise, but here under a grey sky, and looking into the misty distance the landscape looks quite spare.
20 thoughts on “A Spare Landscape”
This is beautiful… fits the bill perfectly!
What a special place, Gilly! Such a beautiful capture of the terrace of ice. Perfect for the theme.
It’s an enchanted place!
Unique for spare challenge. An excellent choice
Such an unusual Landscape Gilly. Travertine’s so priceless interesting to see it as a treasure here.
Lovely shot, Gilly 🙂
My turn to host girl’s night over till the next time. Left with the pots, dregs of wine and pistachios. Could be worse 🙂 Have a happy weekend!
This must be a s.i.g.h.t. on a sunny day. ❤ ❤ ❤
What an interesting site! I’m glad it’s being protected. It reminds me of some places in Yellowstone.
Gorgeous image, Gilly. Love the beautiful blue travertine. 🙂
What an incredible landscape.
One of the places I’ll probably never visit but would love to. A lovely minimalist shot.
You know I’m a sucker for interesting, unique places. Now, I’m so jealous. WOW!
Great shot .. We had pink and white terraces in Nz, which looked similar. But an eruption destroyed them in 1886 .. Such a shame
Lovely capture, Gilly. And interesting that you can no longer walk on them. When I was there, you could, and I did! My photos, though, are in 35mm slides.
Mesmerising landscape and excellent job capturing it.
Perfect for the challenge Gilly. The pools were a stunning turquoise when we went.
Fascinating Gilly. Great photo for the challenge.