Devichye Lake in the Mountains at the Village of Khoja-Sale

Devichye Lake in the Mountains at the Village of Khoja-Sale

Amazing, picturesque mountain landscape of the central part of Crimea at Lake Devichye (Eng: Maiden; locals call it Lake Mangup) with a view of the village of Khoja-Sale located at the foot of Mangup Mountain. The ruins of Mangup-Kale, an ancient cave city, have been preserved not far from this place. The Devichye (Maiden) at the foot of Mount Mangup, surrounded by sheer cliffs, is very young. It was created by man 40 years ago. Mangup lake was formed thanks to the purposeful construction work that was carried out here in 1982-1984. The excavated pit was gradually filled with water coming from the springs that opened during excavation. So there was a reservoir, which began to exist independently and turned into a real natural object.

Photo #123 taken on August 17, 2019

Album: Crimean Landscapes

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #lakes #Devichye Lake #Mangup Lake #mountains #Mangup-Kale #Crimea #landscapes #Crimean Landscapes #nature #water #Khoja-Sale #Mangup #Russia

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