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 our days it is sometimes quite difficult to distinguish the real from the image processed in Photoshop. However, we would like to present you these ten amazing lakes in the shape of a heart, to remind us of what the holiday atmosphere in the air:
It’s hard to say, starting with how large a pond can be considered a lake, but we hope you won’t mind if we turn this sweet small pond in the shape of a heart in our list.
Located in the picturesque Alpine area, this small lake can melt any heart.
This Swiss lake known as Lago del Cuore. It is located in a picturesque setting – a former quarry, but despite this fact, it arose by natural causes and not by the will of man.
This lake is situated in the French Alps and is called “Lac Du Montagnon”. Apparently, it is situated quite high, as most of the rest of the lakes from our list.
The peak of Valle di Cembra is located at 2100 meters above sea level, therefore, to visit this place, you have to seriously try.
Yes, this lake exists! Moreover, you can even find it on Google Maps.
4. Coeur de Voh, New Caledonia
This lake also got on Google Maps and, apparently, Continue reading
The largest lake on Earth… What is it? Agree that the word “lake” seems a quiet and peaceful pond, overgrown with reeds. In it, closing her eyes, we see white water-lilies, and to the other side just the same hand.
However, few people think about the fact that there are such lakes, which will give odds to some of the seas, both in size and depth and strength of storms occur periodically.
Today I propose to talk about them.
The largest lake on Earth. Its characteristic features
Oddly enough, but the largest lake on Earth we used to call the sea, or the Caspian sea. In fact, taking into account its features, call it the sea is simply impossible. Why? Yes, because according to the definition, the last should fall any river, but located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia the Caspian sea is endorheic.
If you look closely at pictures taken from space, you can immediately note one undeniably important feature. – the Caspian sea has a rather complex shape resembling the letter S from the Latin alphabet.
Its dimensions are really impressive: the length from North to South is approximately 1,200 km, but the distance from the East to the West coast differs Continue reading