Jumpin' Jack

Jumpin' Jack

Posted on 10/27/2006


Photo taken on October 27, 2006




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Black Lake

Black Lake
Should be viewed large!

Named Črno jezero (Black Lake), since its water is so dark.

In fact where water is just a few centimetres deep, it looks sort of reddish-brown. But even a very short distance from the shore, it looks black as ink.

The lake is located on top of Pohorje mountain range. It was artificially created some 120 years ago, when the count that owned the property, ordered a dam to be built on a creek called Črnava (Blacky), to store the water that lumberjacks could use to flush the logs to the valley.

The whole area (also inside the forest) is marshy. Soil here mostly consists of thick layers of peat. Water dissolves some of it and gets the dark colour. It isn't polluted or anything - fish and birds thrive here.

Therefore this lake and the woods surrounding it are declared a protected national park.

For a view from the other side, see here.

Here are some more photos of Pohorje.
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This was first a 360° panorama (stiched from ten handheld shots), but I cropped it to less than 180°, since it was simply too wide.

Or to put it in math terms: two pies (2π) were just too much to consume at once, so I ate one and shared the rest. ;-)

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