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21-JUN-2013

Lago Bianco (White Lake)

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Except itís not really white, unless itís frozen and snow covered. And given that it is 2234m above sea level (over 7000ft) that happens quite frequently.
If you happen to be staying in the Bernina area of Switzerland, you might want to travel along the Bernina Pass and take a look at this little lake. Itís about 1.5 square km, which is less than a square mile, so thereís not masses of walking to get round it, but expect to do some clambering.
The pass, which is located in the eastern end of the country, GraubŁnden (or Grisons) connects the locals with Italy. At least it does in summer. Itís pretty much closed from October to April. Check local reports before setting off!The lake is at least partially dammed, and has a hydro-electric power station at one end, providing clean electricity to the national grid.

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danad08-Aug-2013 06:06
A superb scenery. V.
Ika Zinka Eferl07-Aug-2013 21:21
Great scene,captured excellent!*V*
Helen Betts07-Aug-2013 17:20
Beautiful color and light, and a well-composed image. V.
Jim Coffman07-Aug-2013 17:01
A wonderful capture of this mountain lake!
Gerard Koehl07-Aug-2013 16:45
Splendide... V
John Hamers07-Aug-2013 16:29
Terrific breathtaking landscape !! Very well Captured !!V
Guest 07-Aug-2013 16:26
a beautiful picture ..
Anitta07-Aug-2013 16:25
You've captured excellent, natural colors. What a great scene. V
larose forest photos07-Aug-2013 16:21
Striking and breathtaking scenery! Over 7,000 ft above sea level... that is quite a height. Did you hike up here? It must be wonderful to walk through this. V
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