Karelia is situated in the North-West of the European part. In the East it is washed by the White sea, in the South – Ladoga and Onega lakes. On the West it borders with Finland. On the territory of 172,4 thousand sq. km. are 23 districts, 12 towns, 12 urban-type settlements.
The most important and largest cities – Petrozavodsk, Sortavala, Kem, Kondopoga, Medvezhyegorsk, Belomorsk, Segezha. The capital of the Republic – Petrozavodsk.
The nature of this region is very unique – hills and plains and endless ridges of boulders, granite cliffs, vast spaces of forests, the largest lake of the country and thousands of small lakes, wild rivers and waterfalls.
The image of Karelia associates first of all with the land of blue lakes. Indeed, here is extremely a lot of lakes – over 61 thousand. By their number per 1 thousand sq. km. area, Karelia confidently takes the first place not only in Russia but also among regions of the world.
Karelian lakes are very different in size – from small “lambesc”, closed and ring, to the largest in Europe – Ladoga and Onega. Dominate the lake with a surface area up to 1 sq km, but much larger, up to 10 or more square kilometres, and 20 of them exceed 100 sq. km. Total number of lakes in Karelia is 11.4%, which is considerably higher than its neighbor Finland, and almost 2 times higher than in the Murmansk Continue reading
On Earth there are thousands of wonderful paths, trails and roads, known for its breathtaking views, but not each of them is unique. In this collection collected one of a kind, unique trails and routes, which have no analogues anywhere in the world. Tourists from all over the world come to enjoy these breathtaking views, and we will join them and a virtual visit to all these places.
We will talk more about trails — amazing and unique ways, created by both man and nature. Let’s start with a fabulous flower garden, kavati Fuji, with its famous Wisteria tunnel. In Japan, Wisteria, known as Fuji is a Japanese flowering vine. In mid April these plants begin to flower, produces a stunning effect. Wisteria blooms in many shades, ranging from light pink, to violet, yellow and red. These whimsical gardens are breathtaking and inspiring, and a tunnel length of 80 meters is still overgrown with flowery vines, and in a few years will Shine in all its glory.
Then move on to trails of Plitvice lakes in Croatia. These unique lakes are included in the world heritage list of UNESCO since 1979 and is famous for the cascade of 16 lakes and waterfalls. With the aim of bringing the forest ecosystems to tourists and promote the natural values Continue reading
Lake Hamilton Pool (Hamilton Pool) is located in Texas, near the city of Austin. This is one of the most unusual lakes in the world and it’s underground and surface at the same time. Part of the lake goes under the arch stone grotto from which flows a beautiful waterfall. Unique lake the owners carefully maintain the nature reserve Hamilton Pool Preserve.
37 km West of Austin (Texas, USA) is one of the most unusual and picturesque lakes in the world – Hamilton Pool (Hamilton Pool). The singularity of it is that it is both an underground lake and surface, flowing to the surface from under the arch stone grotto. Complements the beauty of waterfall flowing from 15-meter height
The lake was formed thousands of years ago as a result of collapse of the limestone dome of an underground river due to massive erosion. Water underground rivers flow into the river flowing nearby Pedernales (Pedernales river), which, in turn, is a tributary of the Colorado river
Hamilton pool, or better won’t translate on Russian language its name, Hamilton Pool is small, its area is about one square kilometer. That is, compared to our Pleshcheevo lake is a puddle.
But it compensates for its small Continue reading