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thescienceofreality:

The other-worldly pools of Pamukkale By Erin Mae Dul

Deep within the Denizli Province of southwestern Turkey lies a breathtaking site revealing dozens of natural, water-filled terraces, known as Pamukkale, which means "cotton castle" in Turkish. At the site there are about 17 known hot springs ranging in temperature from 35 °C (95 °F) to 100 °C (212 °F). In the first two photos you can clearly see the blanket of stark white contrasting the cool turquoise pools, and from first glance it would seem to be snow. The white material is in fact limestone coating the mountains, whilst the terraces cradling the pools are made up of a form of limestone that was deposited by thermal waters called travertine

For thousands of years people have used this location’s natural hot springs, bathing, resting, and taking in the peaceful surroundings. Sadly, all those interested in immersing themselves within the relaxing springs nowadays will be greatly disappointed because they’re now closed to the public for bathing, and are even protected by security guards keeping their eyes on any tourists drawn in by the natural beauty.

Michael Turtle, a world traveller and writer commented, "Other than a special swimming pool that has been constructed away from the cliffs, Pamukkale is generally to be seen but not touched these days." [x] Although the closure of personal access to these waters is disappointing to eager travelers, this news is sure to please any true admirer of such notable natural phenomenon like Pamukkale. By protecting, and consequently preserving this site, it’s being kept from any sort of destruction and/or permanent damage due to humanity’s general lack of respect for such natural wonders, and more importantly is being saved for future generations to enjoy.

  • Image Credits [Top to bottom]: First photo, Ahmet Şahin. Second photo, Turizm. Third photo, Ocean/Corbis. Fourth photo, dachalan. All photos via My Modern Met.

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gleekivan:

Chris Colfer On… Kissing

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A poetic and artful umbrella, Komorebi is based on a Japanese expression that approximately translates to “sunshine filtering through foliage.”

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anasaltukhaifi:

Umbrellas Street, Portugal.

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Favorite Episodes of The Office: The Injury, 2.12

"I enjoy having breakfast in bed. I like waking up to the smell of bacon, sue me. And since I don’t have a butler, I have to do it myself."

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somehowfurious:

kissing-monsters:

apiphile:

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pizzagrrrl:

Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”

King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.

“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”

Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.

What a beautiful badass woman.

King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.

MORE FEMALE KINGS.

Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.

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tirpse:

Cause all of me loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose, I’m winning
Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh

We will hear Blaine sing those lines. Maybe to Kurt. Welp.

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littlecofiegirl:

yomikoda:

It tastes better when you make it.

Lazy Stiles loves getting spoiled. 〜( ̄▽ ̄〜)

awww

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THE SURVIVORS OF THE ORIGINAL TEAM ATLANTA.

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johannathemad:

no, this wasn’t supposed to happen. i have an exam tomorrowwww [100% based on this]

ok goodnight

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