The placid and serene lakes there are known for their mirror like reflection. The water is so clear that you can see the bottom of the lakes.
The water is so blue as it has no living plants in there; trees fallen over in the lake are progressively calcified.
Perhaps, the area will never recover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The last two photos are from the news agencies to which credit is due.
This week’s DP challenge is Path.
While visiting the Plitvice national Lakes in Croatia, we walked on this curvy path.
While my previous post shows a birds-eye view of the boardwalk; this photo shows a close up of the boardwalk.
The walk brought us a close view of the waterfalls; it was amazing!
There are many lakes in Jiuzhaigou, China that are mirror like.
Here are a couple of examples that attest to this.
Legend has it that a fairy has dropped her mirror and the pieces have scattered in the lakes.
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Lake Galvė is a lake in Trakai, Lithuania. It has 21 islands, and one of them houses Trakai Island Castle ( see my previous posts). The lake and most of the other lakes surrounding the castle and city have myths and legends connected to them, of which most contain a tragic love story. The lakes and castle are therefore also said to be haunted.
It found it very serene – with the sailing boats and the blue sky.
Hope the serene scenes bring serenity and inner peace.
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Some beautiful and touristy places do have great views, some of them are serene too.
There are always places which are less traveled, less visited or secluded which offer a lot of serenity.
The last one was taken in the Central Park, New York with a masonry arch bridge behind it.
Maybe, you can decipher what are the common elements which contribute to serenity.
The Photo Challenge of the Daily Post this week is Refraction.
This is a photo which I have not shown to anyone.
This is what you see when you view down the clear calcium rich waters of the lakes in Jiuzhaigou, China.
This is also a perfect example of Refraction ( this is not to be confused with reflection which some people have submitted for this photo challenge).
When I studied physics in high school, I understand that when a wave travels through medium of different refraction index, its speed of travel changes according to the medium, this is detectable when say, light (as a wave), travels in water and air etc.
The picture shows not only fishes in the clear water but also tree trunks which have fallen into the water. The tree trunks look bent from their original straight alignment when immersed in the lake water – a good example of refraction.
If you look directly over the lake water, the bottom is the lake appear shallower, again, a result of refraction.
The Daily Post asks us to show a picture to show our understanding of refraction; this is perhaps the best example that I can give!
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Two years ago about this time we travelled to South Korea.
It started raining when we were taking a cable car up Daedunsan.
The second picture was taken at West Lake about 3 years ago.
It was raining hard and you can see the ripples on the lake surface.
Further away is a Chinese style bridge – it looks amazing in the rain.
No tourist really wants rain in their trip, but chances are that there will be rain in our travels!