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Craftsman’s wharf, Sromowce Wyżne, Poland

October 30th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Craftsman's wharf in Sromowce Wyżne, Poland.

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Świteź - lake near Nowogrodek, Belarus

August 22nd, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Świteź - lake in Belarus, near Nowogrodek 1.5 km2 of surface and a depth of 15 meters is a well-known from Adam Mickiewicz's ballad.

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Morskie Oko, Poland

July 29th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Morskie Oko (literally "Eye of the Sea") is the largest and fourth deepest lake in the Tatra Mountains. It is located in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. It is situated in the Rybi Potok Valley, at the base of the Mięguszowiecki Summits, and deep within the Tatra National Park.

The peaks that ring the lake rise about 1,000 meters above its surface; one of them is Rysy (2,499 meters), the highest peak in the Polish Tatras. Beside Mięguszowieckie Szczyty (including Mięguszowiecki Wielki, 2,438 meters), farther away and slightly to the left, is the distinctive, slender Mnich (“Monk,” 2,068 meters). Many Swiss Pines also grow around the lake.

In the past, Morskie Oko was called "Rybie Jezioro" ("Fish Lake") due to its natural stock of fish, which are uncommon in Tatra lakes and ponds. In the clear depths of the water, one can easily notice trout - so called "famine" trout - that live in the lake. The name "Morskie Oko" translates to "Eye of the Sea"; this is derived from an old legend, according to which the lake was connected to the sea via an underground passage.

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Lake Żywieckie, Poland

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Lake Żywieckie in in southern Poland.

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The Audenshaw Reservoirs, Manchester, England

June 22nd, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Audenshaw Reservoirs were constructed between 1877 and 1882 by Manchester Corporation. They are located in the townships of Audenshaw and Denton, Tameside Metropolitan Borough, Greater Manchester, in northern England. Their construction was overseen by John Frederick Bateman.

The three reservoirs – Audenshaw No.1, Audenshaw No.2, and Audenshaw No.3 – originally covered an area of 251 acres (1.02 km²), and had a total capacity of 1.44 billion gallons (6.55 GL). Reservoir number 3 was partly filled in during the 1990s, to make way for the M60 (formerly the M66) motorway.

The reservoirs are currently maintained by United Utilities plc but are no longer in use, and are not open to the general public. However, it is possible to obtain a permit to visit the reservoirs for leisure use. More recently, the reservoirs have been fenced off to the public, in preparation for the creation of a sailing club on the water.

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Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam

June 14th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Hoan Kiem Lake ("Lake of the Returned Sword" or "Lake of the Restored Sword", also known as Sword Lake) is a lake in the historical center of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The lake is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life.

According to the legend, emperor Le Loi handed a magic sword called Heaven's Will which brought him victory in his revolt against the Chinese Ming Dynasty back to the Golden Turtle God (Kim Qui) in the lake and hence gave it its present name (the lake was formerly known as "Luc Thuy" meaning "Green Water"). The Tortoise Tower (Thap Rua) standing on a small island near the center of lake is linked to the legend.

Large soft-shell turtles, either of the species Rafetus swinhoei or a separate species named Rafetus leloii in honor of the emperor, have been sighted in the lake. The species is critically endangered and the number of individuals in the lake is unclear.

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Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, Massachusetts, USA

May 20th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Lake Chaubunagungamaug, also known as "Webster Lake", is a lake in the town of Webster, Massachusetts, United States. It is located near the Connecticut border and has a surface area of 1,442 acres (5.83 km²).

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, a 45-letter alternative name for this body of water, is often cited as the longest place name in the United States and one of the longest in the world. Today, "Webster Lake" may be the name most used, but some (including many residents of Webster), take pride in reeling off the longer versions.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Frozen lake? near Mount Everest, China, Nepal

April 12th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Frozen lake? near Mount Everest, China, Nepal.

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