Tagged With "lake"

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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 6, 2013: Lake Louise, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
I've a great fondness for the Canadian Rockies, an area I think is one of the most beautiful in the world.  In an region of great natural beauty, Lake Louise stands out as a special place.  The lovely turquoise water, the backdrop...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 3) Lake Manyara National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lake Manyara, viewed from the Serena Lodge, Tanzania) The last safari destination we visited in Tanzania was Lake Manyara National Park.  We left our camp after breakfast and drove the Ngorongoro Crater Rim Drive through...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2013: Piney Lake, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
P Piney Lake is a half hour's drive north of the mountain resort of Vail, Colorado, although the road is rough, narrow and with a steep drop-off (lotsa fun when you've pass someone going in the opposite direction).  Piney Lake is a natural lake...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 21, 2013: Sullustani National Monument, Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
 During one of our trips to Peru we visited Lake Titicaca, a very large and high altitude lake in the Andes, spending a few days in the lakeside Peruvian city of Puno.  While on one of our day-trips we visited the ruins of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 10, 2013: Banff and the Bow River Valley

PHeymont ·
The Canadian Rockies are noted for their jagged peaks, many of which are snow-capped even in summer. Much of the natural beauty of the area has been saved by their incorporation in a series of national and provincial parks, including Banff National...
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Chicago — City of Skyscrapers & Cloud Gate

DrFumblefinger ·
Like the monolith in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s monumental film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, “Cloud Gate” looks like an alien object dropped onto a terrestrial landscape (not the African Savannah, but rather into...
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Steamboat Rock, Washington — Wildflowers and Vistas galore!

DrFumblefinger ·
 The large basalt mass of Steamboat Rock is a distinct landmark in Central Washington state.  Steamboat Rock State Park is a dozen miles southwest of the massive Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. The Park is on a peninsula...
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Spring Honeymoon Help

Former Member ·
My BF and I are getting married in May, and we're getting a group present from the family--15 days in Italy! We think we want to go in Northern Italy, but is late May too cold for there? Also, we don't want to spend the whole time running around...
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Crater Lake — The Most Beautiful Lake In The World(!?)

DrFumblefinger ·
 The phrase “most beautiful in the world” is batted about with relative ease.  I've heard it used to describe dogs, cats, flowers, homely children and assorted celebrities.  Always it denotes something special to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
   In today's highlighted photo one can see a freighter leaving the Duluth harbor, making its way underneath the Aerial Lift Bridge, past Canal Park, and heading out to Lake Superior.  The second photo shows the road portion of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 23, 2013: Lotus flowers and nursing birds, Xi Hu (West Lake), Hangzhou, China

Dr.Y ·
   West Lake is a 6.5 square kilometer freshwater lake situated in my hometown city of Hangzhou, in eastern China.  Unlike the towering high rises and skyscrapers of its neighbouring city, Shanghai, Hangzhou is famous for...
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Where Gumbo Was #7.0: Salt Lake City, Utah

DrFumblefinger ·
As was quickly recognized by WorkerBee, Gumbo was visiting the State of Utah Capitol Building, situated in northern Salt Lake City. Situated on 40 acres, the complex offers nice views of downtown Salt Lake City and its Mormon Temple complex, and...
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Where Gumbo was #7.5: Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
As recognized by PortMoresby and correctly pinpointed by Worker Bee, Gumbo was at Lake Coeur d'Alene in the Idaho panhandle, just outside the small city of Coeur d'Alene.  Original Puzzle HERE He was enjoying this whimsical statue of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 10, 2014: Rock Isle Lake, Sunshine Meadows, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
  Lonely Planet rates Sunshine Meadows as one of the greatest hiking destinations in Canada.  Unlike most of the Continental Divide, which is characterized by sharp ragged peaks, this region offers 100 square kilometers of fairly...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 25, 2013: Bald Eagles, Lake Couer d'Alene

DrFumblefinger ·
 Where ever I travel, the sight of a large bird of prey in flight makes me (and most everyone else around) stop and watch.  That's certainly true for the American Bald Eagle. Every year between mid-November and mid-January there's a...
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Banff National Park: A hike along Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers

DrFumblefinger ·
“Lake Louise” is a name that refers to a beautiful glacial lake, a village, and a ski destination.  All of these places are in close proximity but I’ll always be using the term to describe the lake itself.  I’ve been...
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Shimmering Lakes and Romantic Palaces of Udaipur

Anna Phipps ·
A magical, purple hued sunrise glowed over the shimmering lake welcoming us to the romantic city of Udaipur.   After climbing up a maze of narrow stairs and corridors, brightly painted with beautiful scenes of elephants and Indian women, we...
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Gallery: Burma, on Inle Lake

PortMoresby ·
The 13 pictures which follow are from a day spent with a friend in a long boat on Inle Lake in central Burma's Shan State.  We boarded with our boatman on a waterway that leads from Nyaungshwe, about 3 miles from the north end...
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Gallery: Hill Tribe Market, Inle Lake, Burma

PortMoresby ·
The day began when our boatman collected us at our guesthouse at the north end of Inle Lake, a shallow and beautiful body of water surrounded by mountains in Shan State.  This region of ethnic minorities and varieties of ways of living all come...
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Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Most folks visit Sequoia National Park to see its giant sequoia trees, the largest living things on the earth!  That's a great reason to go and there are wonderful hikes through these amazing forests of giants and the meadows that...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 26, 2014: Burma, Into the Storm

PortMoresby ·
  Or it could be titled ‘Homage à Jim’, this may be my favorite picture of my travel pal.  For some reason, he didn't invite me on his own trips, which tended to be more athletic (like climbing Kilimanjaro) but he never...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 27, 2014: Grassi Lakes, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
    About a one hour drive west of Calgary using the TransCanada Highway, and near the town of    Canmore   and its Nordic centre, the incredibly beautiful Grassi Lakes are nestled between the   Ha Ling Peak...
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Where Gumbo Was #15. Seattle's Space Needle, enjoying the view of Puget Sound

DrFumblefinger ·
 Seems Gumbo timed a visit to Seattle perfectly.  When Gumbo took the elevator up to the observation deck of the iconic Space Needle there was a thunderstorm passing through.  But after a cup of coffee (Seattle is well known for its...
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Stevens Lake -- A Hidden Gem in Idaho's Bitterroot Range

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the time of year when those of us who love to hike have our eyes gazing to the tops of the mountains, longing to get up to those high passes.  But there's still a lot of snow and ice up there, at least in Western Canada and the Pacific...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 8, 2014: Aswan Boats, Egypt

IslandMan ·
   late afternoon on Lake Nasser near Philae Temples, Aswan There are many boats to be found on the Nile at Aswan, southern Egypt. These particular motor boats are used as water taxis to ferry passengers from one side of the Nile...
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Banff National Park: Hiking to Boom Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
  In a region where every turn of the road brings an even more beautiful view, it’s hard for me to pick favorite spots in Banff National Park.  I've recently grown very fond of the area near Castle Junction, off Highway #93 on the...
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Banff National Park: Hiking Johnson Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
Hiking (walking or tramping) for many of us is an important part of enjoying a destination.  The ability to get out and explore on foot in a natural or near natural environment, even if it's near a city, is good exercise, mentally cathartic and...
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Ethiopia Musings: 5) Visiting the Rift Valley

Lestertheinvestor ·
  About 250-300 kilometers due south of Addis Ababa is the Great Rift Valley , a remnant of long forgotten volcanic activity from millennia ago. The person I had arranged the visit with offered to drive me down to the Rift Valley Lakes, which...
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Buffalo-ed by the snow? Airlines waiving change fees

PHeymont ·
Each with its own set of rules, but American, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue are all adjusting rules on schedule and flight changes for passengers affected by the huge snows in the Great Lakes region. The USA Today article has more  DETAILS and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 13, 2015: Red Carp, Thousand Island Lake

Dr.Y ·
  The Thousand Islands Lake is a artificial lake located in the southwest of the city of Hangzhou.  There are 1,078 islands dotting a lake that covers 567.4 square kilometers.  In 1959, Xin’anjiang Dam, which is used to generate...
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Walking on ice

DrFumblefinger ·
Came across this video of some guys walking across a frozen and crystal clear lake in Slovakia.  Quite interesting footage.  Some are claiming it's a hoax, but looks pretty convincing to me.  Thought some of you might enjoy it.  
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 15, 2014: The artificial Lake Reschen - Italy

MAD Travel Diaries ·
  I have visited a few artificial lakes on my travels but Lake Reschen tops my list - simply breathtaking. It is located  in the western portion of South Tyrol, Italy, approximately 2 km south of Reschen Pass which forms the...
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Going for a (83 km) swim in the lake...

PHeymont ·
Spanish open-water swimmer Jaime Caballero set a new world record for speed in swimming the 83 km (over 50-mile) length of Lake Geneva.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 21, 2015: Swiftcurrent Lake, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
While it's not the largest lake in Montana's Glacier National Park, it certainly has one of the prettiest settings.  Looking west towards the Continental Divide from the eastern bank, you have the view you see above.      Looking...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 27, 2015: Inle Lake - Fishermen In The Mist, Myanmar

Grand Escapades ·
    When we reached Inle Lake on a boat at 06:30 am, the dark grey, mirror-like surface of the water was merging with the misty horizon. The elusive shapes of the fishermen came into view. Them rowing their boats with one leg contributed to...
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Delta/Alaska Battle for Seattle heats up

PHeymont ·
If you thought the boxing match in Las Vegas the other day was the "battle of the century," you haven't been watching Delta and Alaska Airlines fight it out over passenger traffic in Seattle. The two airlines have been codeshare partners for a long...
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Italian village celebrates its Scottish ancestors

PHeymont ·
A small village in the mountains above Lake Maggiore traces its roots to Scottish mercenaries who wintered there in 1525 and never went home.
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Riding Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L and his wife took a trip across the country by train. The first leg was on the Lake Shore Limited
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Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 3 of 3

Samantha ·
The final part of our visit to the replica lighthouses of Lake Havasu, narrated by Samantha.
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May 23, 2016. Springtime Hike at Lake Minnewanka

DrFumblefinger ·
Hiking along the shore of Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park offers wonderful unobstructed views of the dRocky Mountains.
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Volunteer cleanup of Lake Geneva nets 4000 tonnes

PHeymont ·
The 8th annual Net'Leman drew over 1000 volunteers to the shores of Lake Geneva; they pulled over 4000 tonnes of rubbish from the lake and shore.
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June 17, 2016: Great Crested Grebes. Worthington Lakes, Wigan

Ian Cook ·
Some great photos of a pair of great crested grebes in the U.K.
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January 6, 2016: Bald Eagles, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
Every fall and early winter, hundreds of bald eagles gather around the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
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January 25, 2016. Idaho sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful sunset from the Idaho Panhandle.
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10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

Abhishekk Mathur ·
Rajasthan is the royal state of India and its part, Udaipur is one of the most magnificent and glorious cities that is boasted with the some really amazing and beautiful tourist attractions of Rajasthan which is quite famous among the travellers, national and international. People on Udaipur tourism love exploring the mesmerising mélange of culture history and traditions. To make your tourism more exciting we have brought to you the list of best unique tourist attractions of Udaipur which...
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November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Built in 1939 atop Enger Hill, this five story tower provides visitors with a spectacular panoramic view of Duluth Minnesota and Superior Wisconsin.
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Nov. 29, 2016: Salar De Uyuni & The Southwest Loop Of Bolivia

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares beautiful images of the colorful and massive salt lake of Bolivia, situated at high altitude in its mountains. And of the flamingos that dwell there.
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November 1, 2017: White Storks at Rust, Burgenland, Austria

Professorabe ·
Always a memorable sight on the rooftops of Europe, Professor Abe shares his experiences with the storks of Rust, Austria
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Dec. 6, 2017: St. Bartholomä Church on Königssee, Germany

George G. ·
George G shares a photo of a lovely church on the Königssee in Germany.
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November 12, 2017: Twilight at Frank Lake

Pierre Renault ·
Here is a shot of a starry night, with a storm cloud brewing on the horizon. Photo was taken at Frank Lake, east of High River. A meteor can be seen streaking by in the distance, something I did not see until post processing! Fast little devils they are!
 
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