The Travertine terraces of Pamukkale

By Antoine TaveneauxOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle”, is a natural site in southwestern Turkey. The name refers to the surface of the shimmering, snow-white limestone, shaped over millennia by calcium-rich springs. In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C (95 °F) to 100 °C (212 °F). The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 meters (1,050 ft) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate. Hot spring waters form pools of different sizes, decorated by calcium deposits.
info: wikipedia

Martin Cígler [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Antoine TaveneauxOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

By Denverbabushka [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

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