Travel Photo Roulette #113: REFLECTION

Welcome to the Travel Photo Roulette, the contest for bloggers since late 2010 to show off their travel photography, and compete for the chance to host the next edition.

Last week’s contest, “Cemeteries”, was held by Carole Terwilliger Meyers of Berkeley and Beyond.com .
I’m thrilled to have won that round (although: competition was not that fierce due to a low number of submissions) – my winning entry:

My winning entry, an old graveyard in the Atacama desert, halfway between Antofagasta and Calama.

My winning entry, Photo Roulette 112: an old graveyard in the Atacama desert, halfway between Antofagasta and Calama. (More below!)

Description: “The Atacama Desert in Chile has been exploited for its minerals since white settlement began. In the early nineteenhundreds there was a boom of Salpeter mining, drawing thousands of poor families into this barren landscape, in the hope of finding work and some wealth. We spotted this enormous old graveyard some distance from the highway. The photo shows less than a quarter of it. Our visit was an eerie sensation. In the dry desert climate timber doesn’t rot, it dries out and shrinks in size. The wind blew through the wooden enclosures and over the simple crosses, making every joint rattle with the breeze. It almost sounded like clattering bones in some horror movie. What shocked me the most was the sheer number of obviously child-sized graves – buried hopes of the ones who came here for a better life.“

As the winner of the last contest, I am now inviting submissions for edition #113 here on dare2go.com.

Our topic for the Travel Photo Roulette Contest #113:

“REFLECTION(s)”

You may choose to submit any photo which shows a visible reflection of some kind, like

mountains mirrored on a lake surface;

Andean mountains reflected on the Embalse Potrerillos, Argentina between Uspallata and Mendoza.

Andean mountains reflected on the Embalse Potrerillos, Argentina between Uspallata and Mendoza.


a glass facade or sculpture mirroring neighbouring buildings;
Large mirror sculpture in front of the Rockefeller Center in New York city, giving an unusual perspective of the skyscrapers

Large mirror sculpture in front of the Rockefeller Center in New York city, giving an unusual perspective of the skyscrapers.


or the sky reflected in a pond.
A perfect sky reflection in a pond along the Dempster Highway in Yukon, Canada.

A perfect sky reflection in a pond along the Dempster Highway in Yukon, Canada.

I will not accept simple ‘selfies’ taken in front of a plain mirror, even though this might fall within the theme!

Travel Photo Roulette Guidelines

  • One submission per blog, so sites that have 2+ authors only get one entry.
  • Post processing is permitted, but photo altering (i.e., using Photoshop to remove elements) is not.
  • Abstract submissions welcomed as long as it fits within the interpretation of the chosen phrase. Remember, the hosting blogger chooses the winner, so if they cannot understand the submission, you might not win!
  • Please try and keep your images medium-sized and web-optimized (see our note below)
  • If you win, keep these in mind when choosing a new theme: Keep phrases general so that all bloggers can participate. Specific items like “Eiffel Tower” should be avoided but rather made open-ended like “monuments.” For variety, it is okay to say focused things such as “monuments at night” which most of us have pictures of. Phrases can be generic ‘signs’, or abstract ‘religion’
  • Abstract thoughts are appreciated, but keep it within the realm that all readers will understand. No “Kafka-esque,” or “Overlooking Creation.”
  • Use something that is able to be interpreted by all.
  • After 1 year, themes can be reused, however new photos must be submitted.
  • No obscene pictures or phrases allowed. Suggestive phrases and photography can be accepted, but please keep it within reason.
  • Keep the ideas and photos fresh!
  • Pictures from your entire portfolio are fair to submit. You do not have to take the photo within the week of the contest period to submit it.
  • Most importantly, all photographs must be your own.
  • One last rule, since this is a competition for travel and photography bloggers, you must have a travel/photography blog to enter. Sorry!

How to submit your entry

To enter in the Travel Photo Roulette competition simply leave a comment below with:

  • a link to the image (whether Flickr, 500px, Trover, Smugmug, etc. or your own site) and
  • a short description / background of what’s happening in your photo.

I will upload your photo into the post. Please don’t forget to provide a brief description or caption for the photo so the viewers can learn where it was taken and why you find the ‘reflection’ image so special.

ATTENTION – image sizes: our responsive theme is, on large resolution screens, rather wide (up to 1380px incl sidebar)! Standard image width for all our posts is 1024 pixels. I will accept images of minimum 800 pixels width, submissions any smaller will probably lose quality when inserted in the page.
Please don’t submit full-size images of several megabytes with no compression applied! We are on the road with only mobile internet access and cannot download these…

Check back here throughout the week to see entries as they come in – feel free to comment on all submissions. This contest runs for 7 days; submissions will close October 10th at midnight Montevideo/Uruguay time (UTC/GMT -5 hours). We will do our best to select and announce (plus notify by email) the winner on Sunday, 11th of October. The winner will then host the next round of Travel Photo Roulette #114.

Previous Winners

List of the previous winners and themes from 2010 to 2014. Click the link to go (mostly) directly to that entry to see some fab photographs.

  1. Nov 2010 Living the Dream: Animals
  2. Nov 2010 Skinny Backpacker: Road Signs
  3. Nov 2010 Dream a Little Dream: Street Art
  4. Dec 2010 Flashpacker HQ: Festival
  5. Dec 2010 Over Yonderlust: Landmarks
  6. Dec 2010 Don’t Ever Look Back: Beaches
  7. Jan 2011 ThePlanetD: Portraits
  8. Jan 2011 Travel with a Mate: Motion
  9. Jan 2011 Johnny Vagabond: Water
  10. Feb 2011 Ken Kaminesky: Urban
  11. Feb 2011 Travels of Adam: Friday Night
  12. Mar 2011 Itchy Feet Chronicles: The Journey
  13. Mar 2011 Brendan’s Adventures: Changing Seasons
  14. April 2011 Shutterfeet: Storytelling
  15. April 2011 10 Times One: Piousness
  16. April 2011 Beached Eskimo: Learning
  17. May 2011 Travel Junkies: Architecture
  18. June 2011 Destination World [-404-]: Transportation
  19. June 2011 Living the Dream: Paradise
  20. June 2011 Vagabond Quest: Clothes
  21. July 2011 The Unframed World: Symmetry
  22. July 2011 Beached Eskimo: Home
  23. July 2011 BackPackerBanter: Inspiration
  24. Aug 2011 WanderingTrader: Darkness
  25. Aug 2011 Finding the Universe: Tranquillity
  26. Sep 2011 Fearful Adventurer: Food
  27. Sep 2011 Adventures of a GoodMan: City
  28. Oct 2011 Globe-Trekking.com: Reflection
  29. Oct 2011 Scene With A Hart: Framing
  30. Nov 2011 Vagabond Quest: Silhouettes
  31. Nov 2011 Hecktic Travels: Music
  32. Dec 2011 Globetrotter Girls: Love
  33. Dec 2011 Man on the lam: Humor
  34. Jan 2012 My Walkabout: Winter
  35. Jan 2012 The Art of Slow Travel: Blue
  36. Feb 2012 Ten times One: Depth of the Field
  37. Feb 2012 Runaway Juno: … Digital Nomad Moment
  38. Mar 2012 Nomadbiba: Sunshine
  39. Mar 2012 Travel With Kat: Local Character
  40. April 2012 The Travel Bunny: Street Scene
  41. April 2012 Adventure Crow [-404-]: Spirit of the Country
  42. May 2012 Food Travel Bliss [-404-]: Evening
  43. May 2012 Matt Gibson: Adventure
  44. May 2012 Flashpacker HQ: Once In A Lifetime
  45. July 2012 Dusty Main: Surreal
  46. Aug 2012 2away: Smile

    1. Aug 2012 Bridges & Balloons: Splendour…
    2. Sep 2012 The GypsyNester: What the ?!
    3. Oct 2012 Runaway Juno: Sweet
    4. Nov 2012 GQ Trippin: Play
    5. Nov 2012 Life’s Little Victories: Friendship
    6. Dec 2012 Breakaway Backpacker: Face
    7. Jan 2013 Fly, Icarus, Fly: Serendipity
    8. Feb 2013 Travel Transmissions: Lost in Thought
    9. Feb 2013 Wanderlusters: The Natural World
    10. Mar 2013 Travel Junkies: Patterns
    11. April 2013 Living the Dream: Your First Time
    12. May 2013 Getting Stamped: The Sun Goes Down
    13. June 2013 The GypsyNester: Cheesy Tourist Diversions
    14. June 2013 Boomeresque: Revolution
    15. July 2013 Breakaway Backpacker: Colorful
    16. Aug 2013 Around This World: Mountains
    17. Aug 2013 Passports & Pamplemousse Hands at Work
    18. Sep 2013 TurtlesTravel Dance
    19. Sep 2013 Keep calm and travel The Sea
    20. Sep 2013 Travel Photo Discovery: The Market
    21. Oct 2013 Am I Nearly There Yet?: Travel Fails
    22. Oct 2013 The GypsyNester: Weird Regional Foods
    23. Nov 2013 Sophie’s World: Trees
    24. Nov 2013 SHOuTography: Party
    25. Dec 2013 Adventures of a Goodman: Ruin
    26. Dec 2013 Have Blog Will Travel: Light
    27. Jan 2014 This World Rocks: Crowds
    28. Jan 2014 Travel Past 50: Competition
    29. Feb 2014 The Working Traveller: Working
    30. Mar 2014 Travels with Carole: Umbrellas
    31. April 2014 Independent Travel Help Quirky
    32. April 2014 Quit Job Travel World Statues
    33. May 2014 Nomad is Beautiful People Sleeping
    34. May 2014 Backpack Me: Mouthwatering
    35. June 2014 20 Years Hence: The Face of A Nation
    36. July 2014 Two for the Road: Into the Wild
    37. July 2014 TurtlesTravel: Summer!
    38. Aug 2014 Adventures Around Asia: Candid
    39. Aug 2014 Travel with Kevin and Ruth: Hiking
    40. Sept 2014 Till The Money Runs Out: Transport
    41. Sept 2014 The Crowded Planet: Wild World
    42. Sept 2014 ZigZag On Earth: The 4 Elements
    43. Oct 2014 Travel Addicts: Heritage
    44. Oct 2014 Living the Dream: Your Grand Adventure
    45. Oct 2014 Getting Stamped: Inspire
    46. Nov 2014 Flashpacker HQ: Viewpoint
This list was re-formatted by dare2go.com. If you like to use this two-column layout in your post please download the code here and follow instructions on same page.

The winners and themes in 2015. Click the link to go directly to that entry to see more fab photographs.

  1. Jan 2015 Adventures of a GoodMan: WOW!
  2. Jan 2015 ZigZag On Earth: Roads and Tracks
  3. Feb 2015 Where’s The Gos?: Street Art
  4. Mar 2015 Ice Cream and Perma Frost: Frozen
  5. Mar 2015 Journey Jottings: Detail
  6. April 2015 House Sitting Travel: What’s your Angle?
  7. April 2015 JetWayz: Spiritual Beauty
  8. April 2015 The Trading Travelers: Celebrate
  9. May 2015 Street Food World Tour: Epic
  10. May 2015 Next Stop Who Knows: Landscape
  11. May 2015 We Travel Together: Wildlife
  12. May 2015 Vagabond Way: Festival
  13. June 2015 Travel Addicts: Landmarks
  14. June 2015 TravelnLass: Wrinkles
  15. July 2015 Anita’s Feast: Food Markets
  16. July 2015 Dare2Go: Dry
  17. August 2015 Travel Past 50: Home
  18. August 2015 Barefoot Nomad: DOOR
  19. September 2015 House Sitting Travel: Shapes
  20. September 2015 Berkeley and Beyond: Cemeteries

Good luck and have fun!

Juergen & Yasha from dare2go.com


Submitted Entries:

01. Alexander, trvl101.com

travel roulette entry, trvl101.com: sunset at Havana Harbor in Havana, Cuba

travel roulette entry, trvl101.com: sunset at Havana Harbor in Havana, Cuba

This is an UNedited image of the Havana Harbor in Havana, Cuba! The Malecon provides some spectacular sunset views. The reflection of the sky is coming off of the sea and the puddle in between!

02. Charles, thebarefootnomad.com

travel roulette entry, BarefootNomad.com: Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

travel roulette entry, BarefootNomad.com: Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

This is our unedited picture of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia back in 2003. Wasn’t a particularly sunny day but the humidity was through the roof. Probably millions of pictures similar to this one however not that many taken from a digital camera from back then.

03. Aryane, valisesetgourmandises.com

Bled Lake, Slovenia

travel roulette entry, valisesetgourmandises.com: Bled Lake, Slovenia

Bled Lake, Slovenia. After a one-hour walk to reach this viewpoint, I was rewarded with one of the most enchanting views I’ve had the chance to admire in my many travels. Slovenia is and will remain one of my favourite places on this planet.

04. Suzanne, boomeresque.com

Angkor Wat

travel roulette entry, boomeresque.com: Angkor Wat

This photo is of main Temple of Angkor Wat and its reflection in its moat. It was constructed by a Khmer Empire king in the early 12th century as a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu, but was later converted to a Buddhist temple. It remains an important symbol in Cambodia and is featured on Cambodian currency.

05. Elaine, tripwellness.com

travel roulette entry, tripwellness.com: New Orleans, ducks in Audubon Park

travel roulette entry, tripwellness.com: New Orleans, ducks in Audubon Park

This picture was just taken in New Orleans. In Audubon Park there’s a lagoon island with one of the largest rookeries in the region. Bird Island ducks on watch.

06. Tiffany, vagabondway.net

travel roulette entry, vagabondway.com: Seyon Pond, VT

travel roulette entry, vagabondway.net: Seyon Pond, VT

Here is a submission of a reflection photo taken at Seyon Lodge in Groton, Vermont, USA. I work here seasonally as an Innkeeper and I feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area. Experiencing a New England Fall is something people travel all over the world to see and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to have lived here.

07. Justin, wellwornsuitcase.com

travel roulette entry, wellwornsuitcase.com: Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau, Bahamas

travel roulette entry, wellwornsuitcase.com: Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau, Bahamas

This is Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau, Bahamas, taken during the Taste of Nassau Food Tour.

08. Chris, backpackerbanter.com

travel roulette entry, backpackerbanter.com: surfer in sunset at Byron Bay, Australia

travel roulette entry, backpackerbanter.com: surfer at sunset in Byron Bay, Australia

I’m submitting this sunset reflection from Byron Bay in Australia – a longboarder heads towards the point for “one last wave” as the sunset and his silhouette reflect off the wet sand.
For me it totally sums up the Aussie surfing lifestyle :)

For us it sums up “home”! Byron Bay is where we live when not “on the road”.

09. Linda, journeyjottings.com

travel roulette entry, journeyjottings.com: Kings Canyon in central Australia

travel roulette entry, journeyjottings.com: Kings Canyon in central Australia

This is Kings Canyon in central Australia – There’s a stunning walk that goes up and along the top of this cliff face but its also worth doing the walk up Kings Creek to see it from a totally different angle.

10. Anita, anitasfeast.com

travel roulette entry, anitasfeast.com: Ferris wheel on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

travel roulette entry, anitasfeast.com: Ferris wheel on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Ferris wheel on the lake.
At the autumn fair on the shores of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, arcades and rides share space with the KKL Luzern Concert Hall. On a clear Saturday, the hall’s reflecting pool did its job admirably, enabling me to capture a postcard view of the fair’s old-fashioned Ferris wheel, its painted cabins topped with parasols.

11. Vicki, vickiwinters.com
– withdrawn – a silly joke! –

12. Anne, letmebefreeblog.wordpress.com

travel roulette entry, letmebefreeblog.wordpress.com: Boshack Outback a farm stay near Perth, Western Australia.

travel roulette entry, letmebefreeblog.wordpress.com: Boshack Outback a farm stay near Perth, Western Australia.

Reflection on the lake at Boshack Outback a farm stay near Perth, Western Australia. This place is special to our family as it is a chance for us to get back to nature.

13. Laura, savoredjourneys.com

travel roulette entry, savoredjourneys.com: Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand

travel roulette entry, savoredjourneys.com: Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand

This photo was taken on the Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand just before the filming of The Hobbit began.

14. Rhoni, livingourlife.com

travel roulette entry, livingourlife.com: Golden Pavilion, officially known as Kinkakuji-shi Temple, Kyoto, Japan.

travel roulette entry, livingourlife.com: Golden Pavilion, officially known as Kinkakuji-shi Temple, Kyoto, Japan.

This is the Golden Pavilion, officially known as Kinkakuji-shi Temple, Kyoto, Japan. It is impossible not to get a reflection of the temple in the pond, even on a cloudy day. The top two stories are covered in gold leaf. This temple epitomizes the essence of tranquility.

14. Carole, berkeleyandbeyond.com

travel roulette entry, berkeleyandbeyond.com: the salty water of Mono Lake, CA, reflects pinnacles and spires.

travel roulette entry, berkeleyandbeyond.com: the salty water of Mono Lake, CA, reflects pinnacles and spires.

Situated at more than 7,000 feet above sea level, Mono Lake is one of the largest lakes in California and the second-oldest lake in North America. Mark Twain called it the “Dead Sea of the West.” Its salty water features pinnacles and spires formed by calcium-rich mineral deposits that spurt up from the lake bottom and holds not a single fish.


The WINNING ENTRY of Round 113 is:

Linda from journeyjottings.com . Congratulations! It was a tough choice with so many outstanding and different entries… An honourable mention should go to Elaine of tripwellness.com for her photo with the ducks; not so much for the reflection as such but for the beauty and peace this photo evokes.

travel roulette entry, journeyjottings.com: Kings Canyon in central Australia

travel roulette WINNER round 113: journeyjottings.com: Kings Canyon in central Australia

This is Kings Canyon in central Australia – There’s a stunning walk that goes up and along the top of this cliff face but its also worth doing the walk up Kings Creek to see it from a totally different angle.

Linda from journeyjottings.com will now host the next round of the Travel Photo Roulette.


Juergen

webmaster, main photographer & driver, second cook and only husband at dare2go.com, also freelance web designer with over 17 years of experience at webbeetle.com.au

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30 Responses

  1. This is an UNedited image of the Havana Harbor in Havana, Cuba! The Malecon provides some spectacular sunset views. The reflection of the sky is coming off of the sea and the puddle in between!

    https://acleggabroad.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_3615.jpg

  2. This is our unedited picture of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia back in 2003. Wasn’t a particularly sunny day but the humidity was through the roof. Probably millions of pictures similar to this one however not that many taken from a digital camera from back then.

    http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Siem-Reap-TBN.jpg

    • Juergen says:

      Thanks for your submission, Charles. Since we have never been to Cambodia or Angkor Wat, I’m pleased to see a photo of it without the crowds. But you’re right: I received a second submission taken from a similar perspective.

  3. Aryane says:

    Love the idea guys! Here’s the link to my photo, which is the first one at the top!
    Bled Lake, Slovenia. After a one-hour walk to reach this viewpoint, I was rewarded with one of the most enchanting views I’ve had the chance to admire in my many travels. Slovenia is and will remain one of my favourite places on this planet.
    http://www.valisesetgourmandises.com/roadtrip-through-slovenia/

    • Juergen says:

      Thank you, Aryane, for this photo submission – which reminds us that one day we should spend more time in Slovenia! We have driven through it three times, but never stopped for long.

  4. Congratulations for winning the last round. Your photo and description of the abandoned cemetery gave me goosebumps. Here is the description for the photo I am submitting for reflections.

    This photo is of main Temple of Angkor Wat and its reflection in its moat. It was constructed by a Khmer Empire king in the early 12th century as a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu, but was later converted to a Buddhist temple. It remains an important symbol in Cambodia and is featured on Cambodian currency.
    http://www.boomeresque.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Angkor-Wat-reflection-x1000.jpg

    • Juergen says:

      Thank you, Suzanne, for participating once again. Angkor Wat would be high on my ‘bucket list’ – if I had one. Seriously: on one hand it’s really one of the places I would like to see in SE Asia, on the other hand I always fear it might be too crowded. Now I have 2 submissions with no people in the photos.

  5. This picture was just taken in New Orleans. In Audubon Park there’s a lagoon island with one of the largest rookeries in the region. Bird Island ducks on watch: http://www.tripwellness.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/IMG_1954-001.jpg

  6. Tiffany says:

    Hi Guys,
    Thanks for hosting the contest!

    Here is a submission of a reflection photo taken at Seyon Lodge in Groton, Vermont, USA. I work here seasonally as an Innkeeper and I feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area. Experiencing a New England Fall is something people travel all over the world to see and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to have lived here.

    http://vagabondway.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Seyon-Pond-VT-reflection.jpg

  7. https://goo.gl/photos/VazVFgbrqqiMe52S9

    This is Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau, Bahamas, taken during the Taste of Nassau Food Tour.

  8. Chris says:

    I’m submitting this sunset reflection from Byron Bay in Australia – a longboarder heads towards the point for “one last wave” as the sunset and his silhouette reflect off the wet sand.
    For me it totally sums up the Aussie surfing lifestyle :)

    http://www.backpackerbanter.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/surfing-sunset-byron-bay-australia-east-coast-backpacker-1-of-1.jpg

    • Juergen says:

      Hi, Chris. Thanks for this lovely photo. Do you want to make us homesick? I guess you don’t even know that Byron Bay (or more precisely Mullumbimby) is our home town when we’re not travelling. Though: I haven’t been “home” since late February 2013.

  9. This is Kings Canyon in central Australia – There’s a stunning walk that goes up and along the top of this cliff face but its also worth doing the walk up Kings Creek to see it from a totally different angle.
    http://140735925.r.worldcdn.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Blue_1140843.jpg

    • Juergen says:

      Thank you, Linda, for this lovely photo, which captures so nicely the beauty of Australia’s Red Centre! This is why thousands travel there (not including the flies).

  10. Ferris wheel on the lake
    At the autumn fair on the shores of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, arcades and rides share space with the KKL Luzern Concert Hall. On a clear Saturday, the hall’s reflecting pool did its job admirably, enabling me to capture a postcard view of the fair’s old-fashioned Ferris wheel, its painted cabins topped with parasols.

    http://www.anitasfeast.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DSC04869.jpg

    • Juergen says:

      Thanks, Anita. Sorry again about the initial trouble when the comments were down. This photo is certainly worth the ‘trouble’ to submit.

  11. The thing is: don’t we all have the same pic of Angkor Wat:-)

    http://vickiwinters.com/25-great-photos-angkor-wat-cambodia/img_4214/

    • Juergen says:

      No, Vicky, not everybody has this photo… We haven’t been there yet. But you seem to be right with 3 similar submissions in on Photo Roulette. Thank you for this photo!

  12. Anne says:

    Reflection on the lake at Boshack Outback a farm stay near Perth, Western Australia. This place is special to our family as it is a chance for us to get back to nature.

    https://letmebefreeblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/bo-shack-047.jpg

  13. Laura Lynch says:

    This photo was taken on the Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand just before the filming of The Hobbit began. http://www.savoredjourneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/NZFiji-289.jpg

    • Juergen says:

      Thank you, Laura. As soon as I looked at the photo, without reading your description, I recognised it was ‘Hobbit’ related.

  14. Rhoni says:

    This is the Golden Pavilion, officially known as Kinkakuji-shi Temple, Kyoto, Japan. It is impossible not to get a reflection of the temple in the pond, even on a cloudy day. The top two stories are covered in gold leaf. This temple epitomizes the essence of tranquil.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/livingourlife8/21980035192/in/dateposted-public/

    • Juergen says:

      Thanks, Rhoni, for the this lovely submission. Japan is a country we’ve never been to, so thanks for introducing us to this.

  15. http://berkeleyandbeyond.com/pics/monolake.jpg
    Situated at more than 7,000 feet above sea level, Mono Lake is one of the largest lakes in California and the second-oldest lake in North America. Mark Twain called it the “Dead Sea of the West.” Its salty water features pinnacles and spires formed by calcium-rich mineral deposits that spurt up from the lake bottom and holds not a single fish.

    please confirm receipt

    • Juergen says:

      Thank you, Carole, for the late submission! Just made it.
      You forgot to mention the thousands of flies buzzing around the muddy shore of Mono Lake… ;)

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