Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Five famous lakes

When you live far from the sea, or from a natural lake,  you don't realise the beauty that water brings to the landscape. Below are some of our favourite shots of five beautiful lakes which we have been lucky enough to spend some time next to.

Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como, Lago di Como in Italian, is Italy's most popular lake and also its deepest. The lake is shaped like an inverted Y giving it a long perimeter. The lake is surrounded by beautiful villas and resort villages as well as hiking paths and is popular for boat trips and water sports activities.

Lake Zurich, Switzerland
Lake Zurich,  extends southeast of the city of Zurich. The almost banana shaped lake is framed on the southern side by the Albis and Zimmerberg hills and on the north by the Pfannenstiel chain of hills. The lake is bordered by the cantons of Zurich, St.Gallen and Schwyz. On a clear sunny day the scenary is spectacular, especially from one of the many boat trips you can enjoy on the lake.

Lake Annecy, France
Lake Annecy is a perialpine lake in Haute-Savoie, the second largest lake in France. Unsurprisingly it is a very popular tourist destination, especially for lovers of water sports.

Lake Villarrica, Chile
Lake Villarrica is located about 700Kms south of Santiago, in Chile's Lake District. On its east shore lies the city of Pucon, a major Chilean tourist destination. The Villarrica Volcano, one of the world's ten most active volcanos is situated to the south of the lake.

Lake Caburga, Chile
Lake Caburga is situated in the region of Pucon and Villarrica. The lake has warm waters and a beautiful natural landscape. Nearby you can find the Ojos del Caburga, two waterfalls that are said to look like eyes from above, one eye is blue and the other green.

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