una bellissima ambientazione... ciao. arturo
thanks a lot Arturo for your kind words,
Nice composition, aygor
Ciao, Marcello Paoli
Grazie per la visita Marcello,
h.aygor, is this natural rock formations or man sculpted, what is it made off? I can make out a bust of a horse on the upper right side, amazing.
Hallo tonyloo, thank you for your visit and nice comments,
These are naturel rock formations of course, this area have many another interesting rock formations, ount Erciyes, Hasandagi and Golludag were active volcanoes in the geological periods. Alongside with many other volcanoes, eruptions of these volcanoes started in the Early Miocene (10 million years ago) and have continued until the present day.
The lava produced by these volcanoes, under the Neogene lakes, formed a layer of tufa on the plateaus, which varied in hardness and was between 100 and 150m thick. Other substances in the layer are ignimbrite, soft tufa, tufa, lahar, ash, clay, sandstone, marn, basalt and other agglomerates.
Plateaus, having been essentially shaped with the lava from the bigger volcanoes, were continuously altered with the eruptions of smaller volcanoes. Starting in the Early Pliocene Period, the rivers in the area, especially Kizilirmak (the Red River), and local lakes contributed to the erosion of this layer of tufa stone, eventually giving the area its present day shape.
Another characteristic feature of the area is the sweeping curves on the sides of the valleys, formed by rainwater. The array of colors seen on some of the valleys is due to the difference in heat of the lava layers. Such patterns can be seen in Uchisar, Cavusin/ Güllüdere, Goreme/ Meskendir, Ortahisar/Kizilçukur and Pancarlik valleys.
greetings from Turkiye, aygor
Thanks for taking the time to explain how these rock formations came to being. Very interesting as well as educational, regards.
you're welcome Tonyloo, It's my pleasure if I can explain enough, best regards to you, aygor
Same to you h.aygor.
You have a nice gallery.
This photo is fantastic
WOW! Wonderful landscape!
Hi Cristina!! many thanks for your visit and nice comments. Sorry for the late answer. But I've just read your very kind comments and I've honoured with your nice words.
All my best wishes to you, Aygor
Seima thank you so much for your praise, I'm glad and honoured that you like it.
Best regards from Turkiye, aygor
Beautiful shot and place.
Thank you for visiting and commenting my site, olga
It's a pleasure Olga. I liked your gallery very much and I'm so glad your visiting my photographs. Thanks a lot for it.
Best wishes to you from Turkey, Aygor
Good landscape! And beautiful forms! I will add in the best!
Клевый у меня ник?: Thanks a lot for your praise. I honoured that you like it. I added you to my favorite.
Best wishes from Turkey, aygor
Wow! Impressive landscape!
Hallo Alfred, many thanks for your praise. Also I apologize for my late reply.
Best wishes from Turquie, Aygor
Hallo O.Kirk! many thanks for your praise.
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