Saturday, May 3, 2008

Pictures from Pamukkale

I left Istanbul on Monday for the town of Pamukkale...it is famous for its white cliffs. The travertines are made by all the calcium in the water...it's pretty surreal.

Here is my "the hills are alive" pose...


There is also an antique pool full of column fragments (and Russian tourists)...


Above the travertines you can visıt the sprawling ruins of the Roman site Hierapolis.




Pamukkale has been a spa town since the Romans (and the Byzantine, then Jewısh, then Christian...) so of course I had to try out a mud bath. Here is a thankfully blurry picture...

And then of course you have to take a soak ın the very hot natural springs (It was about to pour down rain)...


Next blog I'll post some art!

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