Monday, April 7, 2014

A Trip to Blagaj [Part 3/3]: River Cave

In the last part of the Blagaj series, we visit the spring of the river Buna. As mentioned in the previous parts the river springs inside caves, that are located at the foot of the cliffs, right next to the old town.
This is a multi part series. Other parts include:
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This is the river spring in close up. Underground caves lie behind this entrance, and amongst the attractions here are boat expeditions into the cave.


It's interesting to notice the steep cliffs with trees and other plants growing in some places, as well as other entrances to caves further above.


As soon as the river springs out of the cave, a small waterfall awaits, giving speed to the river on it's journey to the river Neretva.


 

I love these steps leading into the water. I think that this part is used as a starting point for the cave expeditions.





Above the cave entrance, various natural processes have started to color the rocks, giving interesting shades and colors to the cliffs, almost like a painting.




The region is also known for the diversity of its flora and a number of endemic species. At lower altitudes there are many evergreen plant and deciduous thicket species, while at higher altitudes in the hills there is sparse forest. Fertile cultivable land is suitable for the agriculture typical of the Mediterranean climate. 



Thank you for coming along on this trip with me. I hope you enjoyed it!

43 comments:

  1. Such an incredibly beautiful place, Mersad!! And your wonderful captures are the next best thing to being there myself!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you and your family have a great new week!! Enjoy!

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  2. Mersad, I have greatly enjoyed your three posts from Blagaj. What a special location this is. Your photos capture the beauty and emotional impact of this place. Looks to be a most welcoming place for tourists to spend a few days walking and enjoying the old town.

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    1. Tourist swarm this place during summer. It's really a good spot for a daily visit!

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  3. You go on the most interesting trips. Love the scenery!

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    1. I try to be as diverse as possible for you guys. Thanks!

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  4. That would be fun! I'd like to take a tour! Love the beautiful color of the water!

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  5. i just LOVE that last flower... so beautiful and thanks for the close up views of these amazing and fantastic cliffs. i thought they were wonderful from afar, but up close they even more amazing. i like the little patches of green and the striations of the cliff itself. it took much time to get like it it. the color of the water in the cave is a wow moment to

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    1. Thank you for visiting Sandra. The color of the water is impressive to me as well throughout the flow of the river.

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  6. Wunderschöne Natur, wunderschöne Aufnahmen!!! Liebe Grüße

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  7. these are all so beautiful...love the color of the water at the cave!

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  9. What a rugged and beautiful place to visit. I will look at the previous posts. Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog--I am also now one of yours!

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    1. Thank you for visiting back. I sure enjoyed your posts and images!

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  10. beautiful travel diary
    Ciao
    Stefano

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  11. Just gorgeous there. I like the color of the water, and the rock formations are pretty cool too.

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  12. What a gorgeous place.. I'd love to go on one of their boat tours. The cave looks so enticing.
    Great series, Mersad.

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    1. Thanks Laura. The cave is very enticing to me as well. I don't even know how deep and far it reaches.

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  13. A beautiful series. I really like these simple rugged scenes.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I know you like the rural and rugged shots.

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  14. Einfach nur wundervoll, und ich kann dir nur danken dass du uns diesen Ort gezeigt hast. Für mich ein Muss ihn zu besuchen wenn ich vor Ort wäre.

    Liebe Grüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Ich hoffe das Du eines Tages vielleicht die Reise selber antreten wirst.

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  15. A lovely series of shots.

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  16. Yes indeed, I enjoyed it very much Mersad, merci beaucoup for taking us along with you..
    Love the two macros at the end of the post, nice work.

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    1. Thank you for your visit. Glad you enjoyed the last two close ups.

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  17. what a beautiful spot. I love those steps and the color of the water

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    1. The steps were a really nice place for me too.

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  18. Your photos are beautiful, as is the area. I'm always fascinated by caves and the secrets they hold. I really like your shots of the cave entrance and the second picture of the steps leading down to the water. The cliffs are just amazing.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  19. I did indeed enjoy this trip. The area is lovely. I would enjoy exploring it myself.

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    1. Well you should come and visit then :)

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  20. These caves remind me of the caves we visited in Croatia, although I think these caves are more beautiful and the water is certainly more beautiful. It was fun swimming into some of the caves (though scary at first) and diving off some of the cliffs.

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    1. I bet that was awesome, to just swim into the caves.

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  21. love the colours in the rocks

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  22. Caves are so mysterious... at least I think so. They invite explorers although I would hesitate before going in one. Loved all your pictures of the area, Mersad.

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    1. I also would only go inside caves that are well explored before.

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  23. A beautiful series of posts on Blagaj. The variations in the stone coloration are striking against the color of the water. I read a little bit about the place on line and it seems to be a popular outing for tourists. I know that I'd enjoy a visit there.

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  24. Wow what a beautiful place. Loved the waterfall. This would be a wonderful place to explore.

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  25. This is the largest spring by the amount of water per sec 43000 l/sec in Europe - very impressive and you captured it well !

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