Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Theme Day: Water


This is not just any old water hole. This is the origin of the hot water springs in Rotorua just down the road from Hamilton. Rotorua is internationally renowned for its geothermal hot springs. I'll be honest and say that I cannot bear it because of the sylphur smell.

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13 comments:

Nathalie said...

I visited Rotorua last March. Loved it, smell and all. Our motel room overlooked the geothermal park, so we could look at the fumes from our balcony. Fantastic tourist stuff!

magiceye said...

looks like an ancient watering hole

Patrizia said...

Very beautiful!

Can I ask you a question? How can I partecipate at the Theme Day? Where do I find out the theme?

Let me know, I like it!

Bye Patrizia

R&R in The Netherlands said...

The color of the water is amazing.

Jilly said...

I visited Rotorua but didn't swim. I know just what you mean about that sulphur smell. Love the photo tho. Just beautiful.

Sally said...

That's really interesting...I too loved Rotorua, sulphur smell and all!

Hyde DP said...

We enjoyed Rotorua too as it turned out not to be as "touristy" as we'd feared.

Rafa said...

people still get bathe in it?? or do they just pull the water to other place?

Olivier said...

vraiment tres belle cette photo.
Really very beautiful this picture.

Sakiwi said...

Thanks for the all the wonderful comments! Rotorua is a fantastic place to visit not only for the springs and spas in the town, but also because of its strong Maori heritage.

Rafa, there are many spas in the area that have their own springs. The one in the photo is not in use.

Inkster1 said...

Fantastic photo. I'm not much for the sulphery smell either!

Ben said...

Those hot springs are very good for your skin. Really do, trust me.
Nice photo, Sakiwi.

Neva said...

I love your honesty!!What a nice shot....maybe I would like it if I plugged my nose! I am not a fan of sulphur either!