October is “pink month” and is the designated breast cancer month by the UN. being Pink month i decided got to looking for a lighter side of pink and i came across the Pink Terraces of New Zealand!!!
wikipedia describes the rocks as….

The Pink Terraces, or Otukapuarangi (“fountain of the clouded sky”) in Māori, and the White Terraces, also known as Te Tarata (“the tattooed rock”)
Visitors wore special shoes in order to climb up and gaze into the throat of the gigantic geyser whose silica-charged waters had formed the terraces over countless centuries.The only sad thing about them is that they are now buried under layer of volcanic ash and mud but not before some spectacular snapshots and paintings were made of them in the 1800’s before the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886. The terraces are made of Traventine ( A type of limestone (a calcium-rich rock composed primarily of the CaCO3 minerals calcite and aragonite) which forms by chemical precipitation (the stuff that makes the rock falls out of solution) from certain types of shallow or surface waters, such as springs and rivers. courtesy of georneys) of alternate white and pink color. They formed heated pools in which people used to bathe in. 
the first paintings were very well detailed and showed this spectacular sites in available detail. 
Charles Blomfield (1848–1926) painted the Pink Terraces four years after they were buried by the eruption of Mt Tarawera. His highly romantic paintings strove for an aesthetic ideal. link
Charles Blomfield, The Pink and White Terraces Rotomahana, New Zealand. link
Painting of the White Terraces, near Rotorua, New Zealand.    
Delightful illustration of bathers at the White Terrace before the famous eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886. link
when a geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter and fellow friend Bruno Hamil undertook a geological survey of the area he came up with a lithograph of the terraces. 
Bruno Hamil’s 1860 lithograph of Ferdinand von Hochstetter talking to the local chief at the bottom left of the white terraces. link
black and white photos of the 8th wonder of the world
The hot water basins, White Terrace, 1885. link
Boars Head, White Terrace by George Valentine. link
Hot Baths, Pink Terrace George Valentine. link
White Terrace -by Alfred Burton. link
A part of the White Terraces was rediscovered in June 2011. The announcement of the rediscovery of the White Terraces coincided with the 125th Anniversary of the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886.
Digital underwater photographs of area around the pink terrace structures in Lake Rotomahana, New Zealand. Photo by Dan Fornari, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. link