there is an equivalent to the Biblical Garden of Eden remaining
on Earth, this might just be it. The
National Park Plitvicka jezera (Plitvice Lakes) is one of the
most beautiful natural values in Europe. In a valley between high
forested mountains lie, one below another, sixteen beautiful lakes
of crystal blue-green colour.
Over the millenniums, the waters of Plitvice lakes have dissolved
the limestone rock and carved out the valley in which they now
lie. Through the sedimentation of calcium and magnesium carbonates
and the work of special kinds of algae and moss, tufa or travertine
has been deposited, and is still deposited to form the natural
dams that separate the lakes. Since the process is going on today,
just as it always has, new travertine barriers, curtains, stalactites,
channels and cascades are being built and existing ones are changing.
The tufa also coats the beds and banks of the lakes, giving the
water a sparkling beauty. This is a continuous biodynamic process
of tufa formation a uniquely interesting natural phenomenon which
goes on in undistributed ecological conditions. .