another cave

it seems to be our week for caves with a visit to another cave yesterday. this time to the 'the stalactite cave nature reserve'.

to reach the cave we had to follow the path down (shari for you).

this was the view to the left on the way down - you can see another cave just to the left of the center.

this amazing cave was discovered by accident in 1968 while quarrying in the area. the age of some of the stalactites and stalagmites in this cave are at least 300 thousand years old. quite mindboggling.



people were talking about the different forms they could see. witches, ice cream cones, a monkey. all i could see were forests and tree forms :) !!

11 comments:

shari said...

hi julie,

thanks for posting the lovely stone path. i really like your cave paintings. thank you also for your wonderful email. i'll be in touch soon! xox

Uschi said...

What I can see in the cave walls from your sunday post and even more in your painting is a wesp's nest.
Like fragile layers of paper!
Beautiful!
We live in a cave-region, too and it's always a bit like visiting the stomach of the earth with those bizarre and wondreous structures!

AnastasiaC said...

great photos Julie...nice to see you've been inspired!
i love hebrew writing...its really interesting to look at!

Lisa Isaacs said...

My, you've been busy, Julie! Those caves are great aren't they? I am so glad that you have been. Beautiful photos too!

lisa s said...

how much do i love that sign?
and your cave drawings??? great!

[p/s that history of art book that you picked up is generally used for introduction classes to art at the college level. the profs i had would make us read PARTS of it, but not all of it. the thing that always gets to me is how male dominated it is... even the newer editions. although i haven't seen one since the early 90's]

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh that looks like a wonderful place...

Jen Bradford said...

These images are magnificent - thanks julie!

Gina said...

I see jelllyfish, on that one that looks like it has a cap on it.

gracia said...

How beautiful it looks both inside and out. Your photos make me want to travel!

g xo

maditi said...

looks like a very special place - very inspiring.

louise said...

Stunning cave and cave drawings.