At the Bath of Youth Kara-gol with a Small Waterfall

At the Bath of Youth Kara-gol with a Small Waterfall

A small waterfall in the Grand Canyon filling the deep natural bath Kara-gol formed by Auzun-Uzen river (stream). The river flows at the bottom of the Canyon with multitude of blocks and boulders, forms over hundred of 2-3 meter deep erosive cauldrons and gullies that look like porcelain sinks. These are so called baths. Kara-gol is the largest natural font, located on the road from Yalta to the peak of Ai-Petri. Even in extreme heat, the water temperature in the font nicknamed “Bath of Youth” does not exceed 11-12 degrees. Kara-gol has an average diameter of about 5 meters, or rather, the bath is almost rectangular, 3 by 6 meters and a depth of 6 meters. From a ledge, 3 meters high, jets of a very pretty waterfall flow into it. The parameters of the “bath” completely allow those who wish to dive from a towering stone ledge without fear of injury. But the waterfall is just the appearance of filling the font. In fact, water enters the small mountain lake from a spring that does not dry during the hottest time, and is 150 meters higher from the ground.

Photo #693 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Big Canyon #mountains #rivers #Kara-gol #font #lakes #waterfalls #nature #mountain lake #natural baths #Bath of Youth #Ai-Petri #Spring #Auzun-Uzen #water #Crimea #Russia

Yellow Cable Car Cabin Moving Down From Ai-Petri Station

Yellow Cable Car Cabin Moving Down From Ai-Petri Station

Large yellow cable car cabin moving down from a station at the top of Ai-Petri (St. Peter) Mountain. Buildings at the edge of Yalta city are visible don’t the mountain (1200 meters above sea level) in the background of the picture.

Photo #038 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #mountains #rocks #peak #Yalta #resorts #Ai-Petri #station #cable car #Crimea #Russia #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea #cabins #yellow cabin #transportation #attractions

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Coast of Black Sea

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Coast of Black Sea

Beautiful landscape at the peak of Mount Ai-Petri (St. Peter) with the view of the Figured Teeth, the 60-80 m high ridges formed during the weathering of heterogeneous reef limestones, and the coast of Black sea where located resort settlements Koreiz (down at the left) and Alupka (down at the right).

Vorontsov Palace and Park, one of the oldest and largest palaces in Crimea, situated in Alupka, at the foot of Ai-Petri Mountain.

Photo #070 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #mountains #rocks #figured teeth #crest #ridges #peak #Black Sea #Koreiz #Alupka #resorts #settlements #Ai-Petri #Crimea #Russia #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea #coast #seashore

Panorama of Yalta Bay from Silver Arbor

Panorama of Yalta Bay from Silver Arbor

Overview Yalta Bay, Yalta city and its surroundings on the shore of Black Sea from Silver Arbor, the amazing observation spot located on the way to the peak of Mount Ai-Petri. Below the arbor is a waterfall Uchan-Su and magnificent centuries-old pine forest at the foot of the hill Pendikyul. The locks of love left by just married couples on the small fence protecting this observation deck. The Silver Arbor is an ecological and educational object located the Pendikul mountain at the height of 848 meters above sea level. The arbor was established in 1894 in honor of builders of the road Yalta – Ai-Petri – Bakhchisarai.

Photo #035 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Yalta #Yalta Bay #Ai-Petri #Silver Arbor #Pendikul Mountain #Crimea #Russia #framed by trees #mountains #Black Sea #Pendikul #landscapes

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Resort Settlements

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Resort Settlements

View from the observation area at the peak of Mount Ai-Petri on the Figured Teeth, the 60-80 m high ridges formed during the weathering of heterogeneous reef limestones, in the background of resort settlements Koreiz and Gaspra (far away) at 1200 meters above sea level. In a summer season, a rickety suspension bridge is set to the rock with a cross with the sign “Bless and Save”.

Photo #148 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #crosses #mountains #rocks #figured teeth #crest #ridges #peak #Black Sea #Koreiz #Gaspra #resorts #settlements #Ai-Petri #Crimea #Russia #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea

Upper Plateau of Mount Ai-Petri and the Radar Complex in the Spring

Upper Plateau of Mount Ai-Petri and the Radar Complex in the Spring

The spring landscape of the upper plateau of Mount Ai-Petri overlooking the huge white balls of the radar complex on the top of the Bedene-Kır mountain. Bedene-Cyr in Turkic means Quail Mountain.

White patches of unmelted snow on the plateau at a height about 1,2 km above sea level are still visible on the plateau surface. The complex of radar stations (RLS) is located on the top of Bedene-Cyr (Quail ) Mountain and is classified as “secret”. It is the highest plateau’s peak of 1334 meters above sea level.

Photo #331 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Ai-Petri #Bedene-Cyr #Crimea #landscapes #Quail Mountain #RLS #Russia #Spring #mountains #nature #peak #plateau #radar station

Yellow Car On Aerial Cableway of Ai-Petri Mountain

Yellow Car On Aerial Cableway of Ai-Petri Mountain

View from the highest point of Ai-Petri mountain, the peak in the Crimean Mountains with the famous figured teeth, on the aerial cableway with a cute yellow car on the way down from the plateau (height about 1200 meters). The bay of Yalta city located on the site of an ancient Greek colony is in the background of the picture.

Photo #209 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Yalta #Ai-Petri #mountains #cable car #Aerial Cableway #Yalta Bay

Flying Over Figured Teeth at the Top of Ai-Petri Mount

Flying Over Figured Teeth at the Top of Ai-Petri Mount

View of a bird flying over the famous figured teeth at the peak the highest point of Ai-Petri mountain, the peak in the Crimean Mountains. The teeth of Ai-Petri consist of four large (60-80 m high) and a number of small ridges on the crest formed during the weathering of heterogeneous reef limestones at 1200 meters above sea level. Beautiful relict pine trees can be seen on the top and between the ridges that growing all around in the Crimean mountains.

Photo #193 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Yalta #Ai-Petri #mountains #rocks #figured teeth #ridges #peak #Pine Trees

Silver Arbor on Pendikul Mountain Framed by Trees

Silver Arbor on Pendikul Mountain Framed by Trees

The Silver Arbor framed by trees on the way from Yalta to the top of Ai-Petri mountain by car. It is an ecological and educational object located the Pendikul mountain at the height of 848 meters above sea level. The arbor was established in 1894 in honor of builders of the road Yalta – Ai-Petri – Bakhchisarai.

In the winter the arbor becomes covered with light hoarfrost, creating an illusion of transfusion in the sunshine a thin layer of silver. From this, the name “Silver Arbor” appeared. From a rotunda of the arbor opens the scenic views on the Yalta amphitheater, Nikitskaya Yayla, Mount Au-Dag, the oak and juniper woods of the cape Martyan and the amazing coast of the Black Sea.

Photo #032 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Ai-Petri #Yalta #Silver Arbor #arbor #architecture #Pendikul Mountain #mountains #Crimea #Russia #framed by trees #mountain road

On the Way to the Peak of Ai-Petri Mountain

On the Way to the Peak of Ai-Petri Mountain

Crimean landscape with the view of a waving road in the South-West of the plateau leading to the highest point of Ai-Petri, the peak in the Crimean Mountains with the famous figured teeth. The teeth of Ai-Petri consist of four large (60-80 m high) and a number of small ridges on the crest formed during the weathering of heterogeneous reef limestones at 1200 meters above sea level. Ai-Petri is one of the windiest places in Crimea. The wind blows for 125 days a year, reaching a speed of 50 m/s (110 mph).

Photo #061 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Yalta #Ai-Petri #mountains #road #plateau