A friend came across a cache of postcards that she neglected to send from her various travels, so she has been sending them to me from her home in England. This one recently arrived – purchased from an earlier trip to Turkey:
The image is of the calcite natural hot springs of Pamukkale, Turkey, a UNESCO heritage site. At first glance, it looks like snow and ice but it’s actually quite hot there.
I thought this temperature deception was fitting considering that here where I am, in Toronto, it’s nominally spring and would normally be sunny, warm weather. Yet in reality we are continuing to suffer from a winter that won’t end. Only a couple days ago the snow finally started to melt here, otherwise it looked just like the postcard.
Here’s the reverse side:
“Turkey! Went there in 2007. Loved these hote springs (yes, that water is warm not cold and the best is at the top of the hills the warm Perrier like bubbly water is filled with Roman Ruins.”