Uludağ (I’m in the top of the world)

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How are you ?? new week means NEW AMAZING BLOG BY ANDREA ^^

 as you know last week i was in the city center and i visited the Ulu Camii, but today i visit something more more more more bigger and cold, the Uludağ.

One of my friend of the photoclub told me: Why we don’t go to Uludağ for ski ( kayak in turkish ) or make some photo and like every photographer i said: YES.

So after some day of planning everything we’ve been to Uludağ with a travel agency company, the bring us on close to the top of the mountain into the national park.

 

Uludağ  the ancient Mysian Olympus and Bithynian Olympus, is a mountain in Bursa Province, Turkey, with an elevation of 2,543 m (8,343 ft).

In Turkish, Uludağ means “Sublime Mountain”. In ancient times the range of which it is a part, extending along the southern edge of Bithynia, was known as Olympos in Greek and Olympus in Latin, the western extremity being known as the Mysian Olympus and the eastern as the Bithynian Olympus, and the city of Bursa was known as Prusa ad Olympum from its position near the mountain.

Uludağ National Park

The highest area in western Anatolia, Uludağ is easily ascended by car or cable-car. The park is about 22 km (14 mi) south of Bursa and is signposted from there. Bursa can be reached by road from Istanbul. The cable-car ascends from Bursa and has an intermediate stop in the alpine meadows of Kadiyayla at about 1,200 m (3,937 ft) elevation. It ends at Sarialan at about 1,630 m (5,348 ft).

Habitats of the park range from maquis on the lower slopes, through deciduous woodland and beech and fir forest to alpine meadows at the highest levels. It is a refuge for mountain birds, such as lammergeier and other vultures, golden eagle and more than 20 other raptor species. Other high-altitude species include alpine accentor, rock thrushes and choughs. The area is also good for eastern specialities such as isabelline wheatear, and, at almost the most westerly points of their range, red-fronted serin and Krüper’s nuthatch. The dense fir forest holds short-toed treecreeper, common crossbill and Tengmalm’s owl, a rare and very local bird in Turkey, as well as the white-backed woodpecker.  There are also few wolf packs roaming on the mountain.

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