A taste of Loutra

Hello my dear friends! πŸ˜€

Β  Next stop is a little community called Loutra. Loutra literally means baths/bathhouse! The village got its name from the hot springs that exist there, famous for their healing properties. The first spring was discovered by a farmer who was looking for sulfur to sprinkle on his vines. After the end of World War II, residents blasted the rocks with dynamite and out of them gushed hydrosulfide with a water temperature of 39C/102F. There used to be volcano in the area and that’s what makes these springs so unique.

Β  Unfortunately i do not have any photos of the springs, or the luxurious spa but i can tell you this…Hydrosylfide stinks!!! No, i mean it really stinks! My dad used to visit the springs and i still remember how he smelled like a rotten egg combined with a hot fart. I hope you were not eating while reading this, if you were i’m really sorry…but it’s true πŸ˜›

Β  I’ll try to make it up to you with some photos of the area around Loutra. Click on them to start a full screen gallery view πŸ™‚


Day 16 of the V-Light Art Sale and we are now at 61% πŸ˜€ I’ll be making a more detailed post about my campaign tomorrow as we will reach the mid point of the duration. Shares are always welcome! πŸ˜‰



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11 thoughts on “A taste of Loutra

  1. Wonderful images Alex. Yes, I know the smell from my days of using Kodak’s sepia toner – which had one bath that was mostly hydrogen sulfide… Great town and love the sunset image. Nice work!

  2. Fab Alex…
    I really like the dragon back rocks.
    A few years ago I worked in Iceland for a couple of months and stayed in a Hotel just outside Reykavik where hot spring water was actual used in the taps….
    Try brushing your teeth in eggy/farty water…..I only managed it once.

    1. Iceland? Wow…It must be so beautiful there!!! Do you have any photos? Ewwww…no eggy/farty water for me, thank you! Hahahaha…That’s really hardcore!

      1. Not a single pic….I was managing a 4×4 glacier drive event for Landrover and there were about half a dozen pro-shooters covering the event…I was too embarrassed to whip out the bridge camera I was using at the time…..
        Ah well.

          1. The same year I spent a month in the Kruger game reserve S.A. and the same thing happened……..
            I was NOT a happy bunny.
            Now I’m having to pay for my own travel I really could kick myself.

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