In defense of Baikal
The deepest freshwater lake in the world Baikal, in the apt expression of the late academician A. V. winter, - "the priceless gift of nature". The lake-sea is a colossal…

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The Most beautiful lakes in the world
The lake is beautiful: light mesmerizing ripples mirror-reflections of clouds on the water... there are millions of lakes, from tiny ponds to massive "freshwater seas", but some waters clearly stand…

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The Lake of the Failure

Little short of the sanatorium named after S. M. Kirov, in the mysterious depths of the mountain Mashuk famous hidden lake Proval . the entrance to which is guarded by two lions.

Through stone well (its height is 41 m and diameter 15 m) daylight penetrates deep into the mountain, where a deep crack rises from the bowels of the earth of mineral hydrogen sulphide water. In the left part of the lake depth of about 11 m, about 1.5 m. the right Temperature to about 50 degrees.

In the times of Lermontov’s the thrill there’s dancing over the lake: on the initiative of Prince Golitsyn, V. S. famous architect brothers Bernardazzi built in 1837 the platform above the Failure where the guests had danced the quadrille. Most of these were young men who wanted to show off before the ladies. Many people went down to the lake with the help of slings and special baskets to take a dip in the healing waters and likewise was understood to be returning.

The first scientific study of the failure of held 20 — 21 June 1857 F. A. Batalin, Director of the Tiflis meteorological Observatory Moritz . officers surveyors and land surveyors. At the same time was determined the exact depth of the crater and the lake water composition and temperature.

Initially, one about the lake didn’t know. But forms its not an easy water. Continue reading

The Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy

Lake Garda is the largest and most visited of all bodies of water in Italy. Picturesque villages, ancient castles on the lake, walks along the coastal line. The lake has a diverse landscape with beaches along the southern shores and rocky cliffs above the Northern shoreline. Lake Garda is famous for its clear water and perfect for swimming in the summer. Windsurfing, sailing and Hiking in many parks of the lake, also famous activities.

Lake Garda is in Northern Italy between Venice and Milan. Garda is part of the Lombard region to the West and Veneto to the East. The Northern part is situated in Trentino-Alto Adige. The highest rated have hotels Riva del Garda to the North and Desenzano del Garda in the South.

Lake Garda is well served by boats, ferries, especially in summer. Car ferries can be found everywhere, between the West and East shores plying between Toscolano Maderno and Torri del Benaco and between Limone and Malcesine. Public buses go around the lake.

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Riva del Garda is the world’s summer resort and one of the best places for Windsurfing. In the city dominates the castle.

Malcesine’s historic centre is dominated with small streets, small harbour and medieval castle. In Malcesine a cable Continue reading