NZ has been amazing so far!
Hobbiton, mud & sulphur baths, natural geothermal pools & way too much food! A natural spring thermal pool & spa day tomorrow with glow worm caves on Sunday! #havingthebesttime
A White pool for the unwell.
Hasta için beyaz havuz. [Medium Format, digital print, Alexander Ingham Brooke, 2018 ]
This watery skin belongs to a calcium giant in rural turkey. It’s snow-white limestone pools have attracted the unwell and poorly since Roman antiquity.
The site is a natural phenomena, shaped over millennia by calcium-rich springs. Dripping slowly down the vast mountainside, mineral-rich waters collect in these terraces, spilling over cascades of stalactites into milky pools below. Local myths believed that Giants had left a huge cotton harvest to dry, giving it its name Pammukale ‘cotton castle’. #pammukale#denizli#turkey#turk#geology#print#artist#photography#fineart#naturalsprings#nature#natgeo#alexanderinghambrooke#sanat#fotoğraf#fotoğrafçılık
Easy, early (okay not quite so early) morning hike on Mule Ears Spring trail. I was promised "spectacular geology" and a natural spring at the turn-around point... While the hike was a beautiful scenic route through the desert, I have to say I was disappointed by the geology and the spring. It's not quite what the guide books cracked it up to be.
The mule ears are two black igneous formations in the distance. They were once part of the core of a volcano. This hike doesn't lead to the ears, but you get pretty cool views of them.
The final segment of my year long project on water in Florida ran today. I swam, kayaked, jumped, snorkeled, slid, held my breath and saw the beauty of the underwater world. Nice end cap on 2018 and my professional time in Florida. 🌊
Rainbow springs, Chaing Mai, Thailand
Legand says that the gods created this spring to give water to two princesses who were hiding from their enemies. One of the princesses did not make it, and the water falls created by the spring are named for her (Bua Tong falls)
Being Iranian, its not that easy to go on family trips abroad, because usually getting a visa for everyone at once is difficult. Many countries usually reject the visa application of one of the family members, to be sure the rest of the family doesn't stay in their country and goes back home! So when I look at my pics, there's usually one person missing 😟 This has made Turkey one of the most popular destinations for us, since its one of the few countries where we get an on arrival visa, without any hassle. Luckily Turkey has many gorgeous and historical sites. My family and I went there in 2012 and explored a couple of places together. Pamukkale, which means cotton castle, was one of them. The carbonate minerals in the water flowing here have created a beautiful white landscape, looking like snow. One can take a dip in the thermal baths here while enjoying the view.
The hot springs of this area have been used since the 2nd century B.C. and actually on top of the hill that can be seen in the pics, lies the ancient city of Hierapolis, which was a city full of thermal baths and spas.