A Walk Around a Lake for Jo

 

(I’m sorry the music has a 40 sec delay)

This Monday I am taking you for a walk around Lago di Piano in northern Italy, close to the border with Switzerland.

It all started the night before when I was standing high above Lugano Lake on mountain Sighignola on a spot called Balcone d’Italia. I did not conform to visiting just Lugano Lake and the town, but was determined to explore some smaller lakes near by. The view lead me to Lago di Piano, a small jewel of a lake that was proclaimed a Nature Reserve. The plan was made to visit it the following day some time before sunset. Here is what I saw:

 

 

Β As every Monday Jo is taking us for a walk; today it is a fun and picturesque walk beside River Wisla in Poland. Please visit her blog and see what her readers are offering this Monday.

 

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51 thoughts on “A Walk Around a Lake for Jo

  1. Oh dear Paula, what a great walk around the Lake!! Thanks for taking us all along, this is a most refreshing start for a Monday morning. πŸ™‚
    KLEM, Dina

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  3. I forgot to listen to the music, so I came back. πŸ™‚ It gives me goosepimples!!! Great guitar, Paula, lovely rrrrrrhythm – what is this?
    Klem to you, Dina xo

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    • Hi again πŸ™‚ I am so happy that you gave this post due attention πŸ˜€ The music is by someone named Aldo who (from Philadelphia I believe). He plays the Spanish guitar – all his pieces are relaxing.

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  4. Paula, these are amazing photos. You’ve captured light in many different guises. Going off the beaten track always pays dividends.

    (I’m writing this comment in Zagreb, before I head off to the Botanical Gardens. This morning was two markets and a number of churches, a thunderstorm and soup. I like your city. Unhappily I leave tomorrow after only one day here.)

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    • Hi M. Nice to hear from you. I was thinking of Botanical garden today too. Make sure to take an umbrella with you πŸ™‚ Where did you have the soup? What was it? πŸ™‚

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      • I had potato soup on a hefty ham base at a restaurant just opposite the cathedral – you pass a couple of spiral trees in pots as you go into a courtyard my photo helpfully has the word restaurant! Botanical gardens didn’t happen – closed on Monday. I return to Zagreb overnight on Sunday and have a morning begging before I travel on to Budapest – Monday again! No naive art, or craft museum either. At Plitvička writing this.

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  5. I saw the images first in the reader and thought…that looks kind of like Lake Como and then I clicked on your post and read that it’s not far away! Beautiful images!! I love it up there so much.

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    • Yes, it is very close. Actually I stayed just above Lake Como while I was in the region. That made it possible for me to drive the entire length of the lake and to visit most of the places πŸ™‚ Thank you for your comment Laura

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  6. It’s like an oasis.

    I’ve googled this place and found the the English Wikipedia has next to nothing on this place but the Italian version has plenty. Here it is translated:

    “The Lake Plan ( the Plan or lake or lake Romazza ) is a small lake located in the Val Menaggio. It has an area of 0.72 km2 and a maximum depth of 13 meters and occupies the valley behind the town of Porlezza (CO). During the winter it is covered with ice.

    View of Menaggio , Val Menaggio and the lake floor (bottom) . ‘s An ideal extension of Lake Lugano and Lake Lugano as a separate appendix of the same but , over the millennia , the river flooded Cuccio who have created a wide coverage area , now the only major tributary is the river that comes from mountain Civagno Tremezzo .

    The lake floor is a typical lake of glacial valley floor , currently being used in a large nature reserve called Wilderness Lake Piano and recognized as a site of Community importance by the European Union .

    On the small promontory that plugs into the mirror of the lake is to report the medieval village of Castel San Pietro , an example of village surrounded by walls and built , like many other towns in the area , on the remains of an ancient site of observation and reporting period Roman . In fact, there stood a tower of light signals was probably exposed to the homologous tower of Carlisle which was in turn connected visually with the tower of the town towers , upstream in the direction of San Bartolomeo Val Cavargna.

    Among the species , peculiar is the presence of the crayfish Austropotamobius italicus .

    On the shores of the lake there are numerous campsites that , in summer, are frequented by tourists mainly Dutch and German .

    During the winter, the lake of the Plan has the feature to freeze for a period between December and early February due to the shadow cast by Mount Galbiga or Calbiga : the frozen surface of the lake makes it therefore possible that the activity of skating is commonly practiced by the inhabitants of the area.”

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    • πŸ˜€ I appreciate your enthusiasm Allan. That’s the point – to let people do their own research, if they are interested in what I show them πŸ™‚

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  7. Absolutely stunning shots Paula and what a lovely view you had! It’s wonderful to see this beauty through your lens. You just make it more special hon. Thanks for sharing and for the lovely walk. I enjoyed. πŸ˜€ β™₯ Hugs β™₯

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