This we were obliged to build close to the foot of the cataract, for the current of water extended very nearly to the sides of the gorge
The numerous deep gorges
presented the appearance of lakes, on account of the dense vapors with which they were filled, and the pinnacles and crags to the South East, piled in inextricable confusion, resembling nothing so much as the giant cities of eastern fable.
Occasional brooks with pebbly bottoms and fern-draped banks gurgled down the shallow gorges
in the hill, and offered good camping-grounds every evening on the banks of some rock-studded pool, where swarms of little blue-backed fish, about the size and shape of English trout, gave us a delicious supper.
So, rested and refreshed, we fell into line and filed away over the barren mountains of Judea, and along rocky ridges and through sterile gorges
, where eternal silence and solitude reigned.
The country was hilly, with occasional fir plantations and bleak upland spaces, but also with numerous farms, and the hills were deeply intersected by the gorges
of several winding rivers interrupted at intervals by the banked-up ponds and weirs of electric generating wheels.
At the bend of the Danube, vessels, an island, and a castle with a park surrounded by the waters of the confluence of the Enns and the Danube became visible, and the rocky left bank of the Danube covered with pine forests, with a mystic background of green treetops and bluish gorges
and then they came to a range of high mountains with many deep gorges
and steep cliffs showing plainly.
No water was visible and the surface of the ground was cut by deep gorges
, while nowhere was any but the most meager vegetation discernible.
After an hour's rest they advanced again along the canon, until they presently came to a little valley, from which several rocky gorges
His price was paid, his objections silenced, and the mountain gorges
lay open to the invaders.
94-114) When he had said this much, he hurried the strong cattle on together: through many shadowy mountains and echoing gorges
and flowery plains glorious Hermes drove them.
The first impression, on seeing the correspondence of the horizontal strata on each side of these valleys and great amphitheatrical depressions, is that they have been hollowed out, like other valleys, by the action of water; but when one reflects on the enormous amount of stone, which on this view must have been removed through mere gorges
or chasms, one is led to ask whether these spaces may not have subsided.