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Taken from the Citadel in Erzurum looking north. The Black Sea is on the other side of those distant mountains. From Wikipedia: "The Pontic Mountains (Turkish: Kuzey Anadolu Dağları, meaning North Anatolian Mountains) form a mountain range in northern Anatolia, Turkey; also known as the Parhar Mountains in the local Turkish and Pontic Greek languages. The term "Parhar" originates from a Hittite word meaning "high" or "summit".[1] In antiquity, the mountains were called the Paryadres[2] or Parihedri Mountains.[3]"

The range runs roughly east-west, parallel and close to the southern coast of the Black Sea. It extends northeast into Georgia, and west into the Sea of Marmara, with the northwestern spur of the Küre Mountains (and their western extension the Akçakoca Mountains) and the Bolu Mountains, following the coast. The highest peak in the range is Kaçkar Dağı, which rises to 3,937 m (12,917 ft). The North Anatolian Fault and the Northeast Anatolian Fault, which are east-west running strike-slip faults, run along the length of the range."

Erzurum sits in a rift valley between these mountains and Palandoken Mountain behind me here. Palandoken is part of another parallel mountain chain of east west aligned peaks.

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  • Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15366 W: 1055 N: 31871] (148594)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-04-23
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Nikon D 90
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-04-26 7:52
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