Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Djavolja Varos (Devil's Town) - SERBIA - UNESCO TENTATIVE

This unique natural formation in Europe consists of more than two hundred stone pillars that due to water erosion regularly change size and position (an illusion of course, caused by the collapse of some pillars and the quick formation of others) - this is the origin of the name Devil's Town because the locals believe that these changes occur as devils fight each other for power. Thank you very much Ratka, I'm really curious about this place now. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
  
Djavolja Varos (Devil's Town) - SERBIA - UNESCO TENTATIVE
  
The Djavolja Varos natural landmark is situated on the south slopes of Mount Radan, on the right bank of the tuta reka (Yellow river), in the central part of eastern Serbia. Djavolja varos is a unique example of the action of erosion. It is a complex of stone pyramids located in the watershed between Djavolja jaruga and Paklena jaruga (Devil's Gully and Hellts Gully). On an area of 4,300 m2 water erosion has shaped andesite material and volcanic tufa into over 200 pyramids - towers standing from 2-15 m. tall, width at base 4-6 m and at the summit 1-2 m. 

  
  

2 comments:

  1. Interesting, they are similar to rock formations we have in Western Australia, called "The Pinnacles" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pinnacles_(Western_Australia). I must see if I can get you a postcard from there.

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  2. Yes, they really look similar... I would love to get a postcard from there, if possible with a photo taken during spring, when wildflowers start to bloom. :-)

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