The terraces may thus be regarded as flat and extended anticlines.
Marble terraces and balustrades surround the tank, and a marble causeway leads across the water to the temple, whose gilded walls, roof, dome and cupolas, with vivid touches of red curtains, are reflected in the still water.
The site of the city, which spreads back over bluffs and terraces to the foothills of the mountains (2000-3800 ft.
Seen from a distance it appears like a succession of dazzling white terraces rising from the water's edge.
9) by a rich and well-watered plain, from which it rises in successive terraces of fertile soil to a height of 400 or 500 ft.