LAKE SVETLOYAR (Shambhala Russia) is a legendary lake located in the Nizhny Novgorod region. According to the local historian N. N. Khlopushina, the lake is of glacial-karstic origin; karst collapse that ensued as a result of a small earthquake, increased the lake depth to 25.5 m at relatively small sizes – h meters. The usual epithet, which is presented Svetloyar – “Pearl of the sky overturned in the green rim of the forest.” The surroundings of the lake are famous for their renomirani, some see in the water the reflection of the domes of the legendary Kitezh and hear the bell ringing.
The origin of the Svetloyar surrounded by a halo of legends. According to data collected by researchers Vladimir INKINEN and Valerian TURYGINA, the most ancient, pagan layer is associated with the evil goddess girl the Turk. She rode a spirited horse and would whip people for their sins, yet fell to the ground and there was a lake. The second stratum of the legend dates to the time of the invasion of Batu Khan. One of the Russian prisoners have not sustained tortures and has shown Tatars secret paths. But through the prayers of the inhabitants of Kitezh high power hid it at the bottom of the lake. The third layer of legends – the schismatic, Continue reading
In Montenegro a large number of lakes, but the second most popular after striking the Skadar lake, is undoubtedly the Black lake. It’s a tourist attraction, and it really deserves your attention because of its beauty and picturesqueness.
Actually, the Black lake in Montenegro consists of two separate lakes — Large and Small lakes, which are interconnected by a narrow channel. In the summer it dries up, and in the spring, when the snow descend from the surrounding mountains, the lake noticeably increased in size and turns into one.
Photo of the Black lake
Black lake is located in the Northern part of the country, on the territory of Durmitor mountain, at the altitude of 1416 meters. It is of glacial origin. The area of the lakes is not particularly high, the maximum depth of Big lake is almost 25 meters, and Small — 49 meters. Water in lakes is very pure and transparent in some places she is seen at a depth of 9-10 meters!
Two interconnected lakes form a sort of eye for what the locals call them the “eyes of the mountains”. The name Black lake probably took place from that surrounding the mountains here are thickly overgrown with Continue reading
First, Sergei Ivanovich turned to the zone, where cloudiness was less often, and could pass through the passes:
Morena – this geological formation, which appears as a result of glacial deposits. It is a heterogeneous mixture – from the huge boulders of several hundred meters in diameter to clay material, formed by grinding of rocks during the movement of the glacier. Overall, this is a kind of porous structure of heaps of fragments of rocks, cemented with ice. A kind of “sponge” in the highlands, which absorbs water.
The glaciers, as if glued to the rock as a result of year-round low temperatures. Some ice masses that hang over the cliffs, almost vertically.
Here are lakes and represent the main danger. In the case of overflow water can melt gluing the rock crystal ice and to find a channel, into which falls the entire volume of the natural reservoir. Something similar happened the other day in the basin of Karga linka . Interestingly, the water of this lake out for a few hours. Himself mudflow is formed not immediately, but somewhere in the middle of the river where there are steep banks, soft pebble rock and forest. SEL wind like a snowball on new volumes. So when it comes to inhabited places, Continue reading