There are other hot springs nearby, one of them forming a nice pool of 38 degree C in a cave entrance, a favorite hangout for lovers.
Guess That Location - Part III
Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:56 AM
Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:01 AM
There's a lake nearby. In some places along the shoreline steam rises and the smell of rotten eggs fills the air.
Posted 28 November 2013 - 01:40 AM
Zooming out a bit more, there's another body of water which comes into view:
Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:15 AM
No ideas yet? Well, the area's definitely volcanic, and the last big eruption in this area (just a few kilometers west of our field of view) happened not too long ago.
Zooming out more, we can see more water, this time to the North: Are we on an island?
Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:46 AM
Sao Miguel is correct. I was actually looking for the name of the town with the thermal fountain/swimming pool, which is Furnas, relating to the hot past. The hangout for lovers is called the paradise pool. Apparently since my visit in 2005, when there was just a natural cave with hot water, two new pools have been built.
The most recent volcanic eruption on Sao Miguel occurred in the year 1444, blowing the top off a 1200 m volcano and creating the caldera of Sete Cidades. In 1445 the portuguese seafarer Goncalo Velho Cabral described that the western part of the island had dramatically changed since his earlier visit, and there were tree trunks floating in the sea and ash still clouding the island. Today, Sete Cidades Caldera holds two beatiful lakes, visible in this screenshot:
Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:45 AM
The mountain range forms a distinct climatic boundary: to the north wet hills where tea is produced, to the south a dry climate.
Here's a picture of the mountain from the south.
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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:26 AM
In this considerably zoomed out picture you have an overview of the mountain chain with the summit right in the middle. In the northwestern corner you can just see the sea.
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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:32 PM
Kaçkar Dağı, in Turkey - at an elevation of 3,937 metres (12,917 ft) it is the highest part of the Pontic Mountains.
Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:19 PM
Mmmmm. Cake. Desert. Zoomed out.
So the landform on the left in the original image translates to roughly mean "cake hill" in english...
Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:09 PM
Here's a photo of the landform...in a region known for being the driest on earth.
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