Abraham Lake is an artificial lake on North Saskatchewan River in western Alberta, Canada. The lake was created in 1972. and was named for Silas Abraham, an inhabitant of the Saskatchewan River valley in the nineteenth century. Although man-made, the lake has the blue color of other glacial lakes in the Rocky Mountains, which is caused by rock flour as in other glacial lakes. Abraham Lake is the place to find a unique sensation where bubbles get iced right under its surface.
Saturday, 18 May 2013
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Sunday, 24 March 2013
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The ancient city of Aix-en-Provence--it was founded by the Romans as Aquas Sextius in 122 B.C.--is now a university town that enamors visitors with its architectural charm, earthy food and the soothing scent of lavender.
What to Do: Walk the historic center, birthplace of Paul Cezanne, where the golden-stone facades of elaborate mansions and spring-fed fountains (there are 40, many dating to the 17th and 18th centuries) line stately Cours Mirabeau and its side streets. Highlights include Saint Sauveur Cathedral, built atop a temple of Apollo and featuring a trio of naves in Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque styles; the 16th-century Clock Tower; and the Italianate-style Town Hall. Linger over glasses of vin rosé and plates of local goat cheese and olives, and then shop lively markets for fresh herbs, lavender sachets, and marzipan-like calissons.
Where to Stay: Villa Gallici, an elaborate and romantic 22-room homage to 19th-century palace living, rooms from $308/night.
Combine with: Arles, Avignon, Marseille, and Nice--for a perfect Provence and French Riviera escape.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
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The stunning mountain landscapes, deep blue waters, lovely waterfalls and natural surroundings make a cruise trip throughout Geirangerfjord an event to bear in mind. It is probably the most renowned and famous Norway fjords to cruise through. The mountains are coated in white snow, which differences magnificently with the blue water and the plentiful plant life in some parts. The stunning splendor and a feeling of ponder you’ll encounter while you cruise alongside this gorgeous waterway is precious.
If glaciers and fjords are what you’re touring here to view, then a cruise trip across the Fjaerlandsfjord may offer you the two of these. This fjord ends in the incredible Jostedalsbreen Glacier, and gives gorgeous scenery each and every turn throughout the cruise trip. The tranquil environment and natural splendor get this cruise trip an extremely popular one, and also this fjord is among the most popular fjord locations if you prefer a breathtaking cruise trip you’ll always recall.
This Norway fjord is just awe-inspiring. On your cruise, whether you decide on a big cruise ship or choose getting a kayak or any other boat, you will notice the most amazing landscapes and magnificent sights you’ll find any place in the country, or perhaps the world for instance. While you move past imposing glaciers and amazing mountain tops you will notice a side of Norway handful of get to experience, one which you’ll want to return again.
The deepest and longest of all fjords, Sognefjord is really a natural heaven, with numerous visual differences and aspects. A cruise trip through the fjord is wonderful, and winter is a preferred time for this task as the falls freeze and the landscapes change drastically. You will notice mountainside farms, high mountain peaks coated in snow, and relish the well-known friendliness and hospitality of the people in this land. You may also see the oldest stave church in Norway that was first set up in the 12th century and still stands these days.
It is among the most popular fjords to cruise along. The Swords in Stone Monument represents the place along this particular fjord in which the country of Norway grew to become united in the 872 AD. The gorgeous environment and calm ambiance make this cruise trip one which you’ll delight in regardless of what your preferences and likes are. This water gives great scenery and the people in the cities and towns situated along the fjord are extremely friendly and welcoming.
Saturday, 2 March 2013
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Growing alfalfa for animal feed in the irrigated lands in the desert on the edge of the Wadi al-Davasir. Each circle is almost a kilometer in diameter. Water and fertilizers are sprayed to make the earth a little more fertile. The water comes from a well depth of 100-200 meters, where it has accumulated from rainfall hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Precipitation there was no more for 20 years.
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The Tropical Islands indoor resort in Krausnick, Germany is located on the site of a former Soviet military air base. The resort occupies a hangar built originally to house airships designed to haul long-distance cargo. Tropical Islands opened to the public in 2004 and offers visitors a tropical getaway complete with exotic flora and fauna, a beach, lagoon, restaurants, water slide, evening shows, sauna, adventure park and overnights stays ranging from rudimentary to luxury. The hangar is so big, the Statue of Liberty could stand inside it.
Friday, 1 March 2013
Sunday, 24 February 2013
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The Dark Hedges is truly one of north Antrim’s most popular attractions. This gorgeous avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family three hundred years ago. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress guests as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.
Over the past years, the Beech trees guarding each side of the lane have reached up and across to each other, becoming greatly intertwined to make a natural arched tunnel where darkness and light plays through entwined branches.The path is reputedly haunted by a spectral ‘Grey Lady’ who shows up at dusk among the trees. She quietly glides along the roadside and vanishes as she passes the last beech tree. Many say the specter may be the ghost of a house maid from the nearby house who died in mysterious circumstances centuries ago. The rest think that she is a lost spirit from an abandoned graveyard that is thought to lie hidden in the areas nearby. On Halloween night, the forgotten graves are said to open and the Grey Lady is joined on her walk by the tormented souls of people who were buried close to her.The trees keep a spectacular view and have turn into probably the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland and a famous attraction for visitors from around the world. It has been painted by a huge selection of visiting artists and is a most popular destination for wedding photographs.