It's a Rich Chocolatey World behind the Naiad's Shower Curtain! Title:: La Divina Geometría del Chocolate 2010

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Bedri Akçay on January 24, 2010

very nice photo, Bedri / Turkey

Ian Stehbens on January 24, 2010

Your visit and compliment are appreciated, Bedri. Thank you. This cave is behind a waterfall, that falls through a hole in the roof. The rocks are of volcanic origin.

Warn regards,

Ian / Australia

Elemér on January 24, 2010

Nice place, beautiful photo!


Ian Stehbens on January 24, 2010

I love the colours and the textures, Elemér as well as the contrast between the floor and the roof. Thanks for your affirmation. Ian

bdeh on January 24, 2010

It's like you said Ian, nice texture and colours. Greetings Berend

Amelia Royan on January 24, 2010

The Naiads will be as plump as partridges if they tuck into all this chocolate Ian :)))

It is difficult to understand the scale here, it could almost be a 'near' photo of stones as opposed to a cave and volcanic rocks! How high is the ceiling of the cave?

gezginruh on January 24, 2010

May be we should about think the brown! such a dominant landform ... GGR

Ian Stehbens on January 24, 2010

Dear Berend, Amelia and Füsun,

Thank you each for your reactions. WE have three tracks here.

  1. On my big screen the colours and textures are gorgeous. More rich than the experience of being there in the half dark. The camera has done a wonderful thing.

  2. The imagination has us doing a "Waltzing Matilda". The Naiads will emerge from behind the shower when all the boys have drifted off to sleep, and the loneliness and challenges of the day have morphed into the pleasures and hopes of dreams. Then for some there is the abundance of chocolate. There is gooey dark chocolate oozing on the floor and brittle chocolate mixed with caramel, mint and toffee frozen on the roof. with pillows of nougat strewn about. This must be the Naiads' Chocolate Factory!

  3. A red pomegranate being a blessed fruit, brings blessing to all those whom it encounters as it rolls around the world, whatever track it goes down. But when we think brown, we think chocolate and soon we all be as plump as partridges. Maybe brown is the season for friendship and indoor luxuriating: coffee with chocolate at 10, and 3 and even for supper! Like they say in England, Amelia: "Morning Coffee served all day"...with chocolate.

and btw, this cave behind the Naiad's shower curtain, that you enter when you pass beneath the magical Natural Arch, having entered and wandered in the enchanted rainforest... is 3 to 5 M high.

Keep the dream alive.


jeff_msn123 on January 24, 2010

A home of human ancestor. Nice shot.

Cheers, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on January 24, 2010

Dear Jeff,

It certainly was. And it would have been quite recent too - indigenous Australians would have used this place often up until only 160 years ago, I expect.



Bris_Ben_Aust on January 25, 2010

A true wonder from mother nature. Can't wait to go back again. Cheers.

Regards, Ben

Ian Stehbens on January 25, 2010

Hi Ben. It is great when a local appreciates a photo. I have been a frequent visitor to Natural Arch over the years, but these latest images are fresh to me too.

Thanks Ben.


Theolfa on January 26, 2010

An incredible place, Ian, and it does look like a chocolate mine. I also think it looks like a large impasto abstract painting, especially whe viewed upside down.( by turning my iPod around) Cheers! Theolfa

Ian Stehbens on January 27, 2010

My dear Theolfa,

This credibility certainly improves when you turn the image around, as I have done permanently in my file of originals.

That you have bitten into this, and obviously have a sweet tooth, I have mined a sample of this chocolate for you and covered some crunchy honeycomb for you. And I have found a special coloured wrapper for you, and thinking of you and your favourite colour, named it specially: Violet Crumble Bar!

May I suggest that you add Violet Crumble Bars to you wish list. Even if they are out of stock in US, I am sure we are not at an impasto, we can arrange direct delivery to Canada.

One of my family always manages to give me some for Father's Day or for my birthday. So, I recommend Violet Crumble Bars. It would be best to order a whole carton. As you can see there is still plenty of reserve in this chocolate mine. Remember I staked the claim first - it is mine - but I love sharing.

Now I must do some reflecting on impasto abstract painting. Andrew Warhola had something to do with Violet Crumble Bars too, I suspect.

Here's to Violet! Cheers.


Mahdi Kalhor on January 31, 2010

A good shot.

All the best from Iran,


Ian Stehbens on February 1, 2010

Greetings and thanks, Mahdi.


Silvyp on February 3, 2010

Fantastic volcanic rock. Thanks for sharing


Ian Stehbens on February 3, 2010

Hi Silvy,

Volcanic areas especially basaltic ones have always interested me, and I believe this cave is a part of a former lava tube. Warm regards,


ƤōƝƓ on February 3, 2010

Hi Ian, this photo should be given an exception and selected for GE coz my cave shots were. Your purpose is clearly to depict the geological condition of what behind the shower curtain.

Ian Stehbens on February 3, 2010

It is OK, Ah-Pong. One less image to clutter GE might be a good thing. A few of my interior cave images have been accepted, but I guess this one was a bit 'single topic'. I like the chocolatey appearance that this image suggests.

Have a piece of chocolate!


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