Hindered Settling

Three photos from Vargyas Valley, Transylvania

A few weeks ago I have spent some time back home in Transylvania (it is actually a place previously known as home), and took a day to visit a special place, the ‘canyon’ of the Vargyas River; we used to do a lot of caving and hiking here when I was in high school. A small patch of Mesozoic limestones was somehow forgotten in the middle of a lot of softer pyroclastic deposits, and a nice little canyon developed, with lots of caves and typical karst morphology. Make no mistake, this is not a ‘grand’ canyon, it is not even among the largest canyons in Romania or Transylvania.

But often it is lesser known and more hidden places that have a special atmosphere, a special combination of colors, shapes, shades and minor details that you can never forget.

The Vargyas River

One of the caves

Chlorophyll rules at this time of the year

More pictures here. And here is a map: