Friday, July 31, 2009

still armchair travelling....

I have posted another photo album from our recent trip to Turkey and Bulgaria, on my facebook page. This features the fascinating village of Pamukkale in central Turkey. It is home to an ancient ruined city (Hierapolis) and the travertines, a hillside covered with glistening white calcite formations from the calcium rich spring water that flows over it. There is also a fascinating ancient pool, a thermal hot spring full of mineral water, that is full of broken Roman columns from the ruined former Roman baths there.
(this may look like snow, but it was 35 degrees C when this was taken! It is calcite. On top of the hill you can see one of the ruined buildings from the ancient city of Hierapolis.)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

more travels

Hi, I'm afraid I've been neglecting this blog for a while. I have been uploading lots of holiday photos but it is just so much easier on Facebook. So if you want to see more of our trip to Turkey and Bulgaria, check out the following albums:

Random art in Turkey and Bulgaria


Around Bulgaria

Srem Bulgaria, july 2009


and here are 1 or 2 random pix taken on the trip, for fun:

at Heiropolis in Turkey

our staple diet in Bulgaria!