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Pamukkale – Cotton Castle, Turkey » Sharon Cooper Photography

Pamukkale – Cotton Castle, Turkey

Pamukkale in Turkey, is known as ‘Cotton Castle’ It’s amazing! I love Turkey so much and this visit to Turkey was very special because I ventured up to Pamukkale to see these amazing terraces and the natural wonder! It was a long drive from Dalyan where I was staying, then a long hot barefoot walk to the top. It’s worth it! It’s no secret I love a good location for a portrait shoot and this is one of the most spectacular locations I’ve visited. Just amazing, it has the look of snow, there are masses of terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water, coming from hot springs. It is a world heritage site, in Turkey and people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. You have to walk barefoot to protect the travertines (limestone deposits). This was  Molly’s birthday so I promised her a photo session in this dramatic setting. Take a look, and if you ever get the chance, you simply must make the journey to see this wonderful site.

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The limestone was beautiful, the travertines were filled with amazing, cool aqua blue water with a milky silkiness.

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Calcium washed down in the water has hardened over centuries. It feels solid to touch, and slightly rough.

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It was lovely to photograph Molz who was cool and serene despite the roasting heat. If you’ve been here or plan to Id love to hear from you in the comments.

 

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