Monday, June 14, 2010

Plitvice Park - Croatia

DSC01803About 3 hours south of Zagreb, which is where we landed after Amsterdam, is Plitvice Park. It consists of 16 lakes (and a lot more waterfalls) that in a mountain range of dolomite and limestone. Because of this type of rock, the water has lots of calcium carbonate and that creates a blue green color. And the calcium carbonate combines with moss and algae to form travertine rock which is what stalactites in caves are made of. Here’s travertine which looks like a frozen waterfall. (It’s an outdoor stalactite, basically.)


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