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

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

Romanov’s Church at Livadia Palace Framed by Trees in a Foggy Day

Romanov's Church at Livadia Palace Framed by Trees in a Foggy Day

View from Livadia park on the home church of Romanov’s family with a small old style belfry at the side of their palace, the royal summer residence in Crimea, framed by trees in a foggy spring day. The Christian Orthodox Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was constructed in 1864-66 by the project of Russian architect Ippolit Monighetti and connected with Livadia Palace.

Photo #084 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Holy Cross Church #Livadia #Romanov’s Church #Russia #cathedrals #churches #home church #religion #Orthodox Churches #framed by trees #Livadia Palace #fog #Spring #foggy day #palaces #residence