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Lake Gopło, Poland

May 9th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Gopło is a lake in Poland near the city of Gniezno in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship.

The Goplanie (Polish tribe) made their home on the shores of Lake Gopło. At the northern end of the lake is situated the Mouse Tower of Kruszwica (Mysia Wieża). Legend persists that it was named after the Prince Popiel, who rejected his people and for his oversight was devoured by mice in the tower.

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Laguna de Bay, Philippines

May 7th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and the 2nd largest inland freshwater lake in Southeast Asia after Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located in the island of Luzon between the provinces of Laguna to the south and Rizal to the north. Metro Manila lies on its western shore. Its surface area is 949 square kilometers and has an average depth of only about 2 meters. The lake is shaped like a stylized 'W', with two peninsulas jutting out from the northern shore. Between these peninsulas, the middle lobe fills a large volcanic caldera. Laguna de Bay drains to Manila Bay through the Pasig River. The lake is filled with fish pens installed by fishermen who regularly fish there.

There are two islands in the lake, Talim Island, which is a part of the towns of Binangonan and Cardona in Rizal province, Wonder Island in Calamba City which is privately owned and developed into a posh resort.

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The Zegrze Reservoir, Poland

April 27th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Zegrze Reservoir (or Zegrze Lake, in Polish Zalew Zegrzyński or Jezioro Zegrzyńskie) is a reservoir in Poland, located just north of Warsaw. It is formed by a dam constructed on the lower course of the Narew river (sometimes also called Bugo-Narew river). It was created in 1963. Its surface area is about 33 km².

Due to convenient nearby location, it is a very popular place of recreation for the inhabitants of Warsaw.

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Alara river and hotel Riva Delta, Turkey

April 22nd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Alara river and hotel Riva Delta in Turkey

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Lake Nieslysz, Niesulice, Poland

April 20th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Lake Nieslysz near Niesulice in Poland

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Artificial Lake, Czeladz, Poland

April 18th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Artificial Lake in Czeladz, Poland

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Sumidero Canyon and Grijalva River, Mexico

April 14th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Sumidero Canyon (Spanish: Cañón del Sumidero) is a canyon located about 40 km from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, capital of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Its cliffs are 900 meters above sea level and overlook the Grijalva River, which extends across the states of Chiapas and Tabasco and flows into the Gulf of Mexico. In its southern entrance, the canyon begins near the city of Chiapa de Corzo, and flows into the reservoir of the hydroelectric dam–Manuel Moreno Torres, best known as Chicoasén.

This canyon is a result of a geological fault during the Pleistocene. The canyon is regarded as an important tourist attraction in the state of Chiapas.

The importance and cultural symbolism of Sumidero Canyon for Chiapans are so great that its silhouette is the base of the Coat of Arms of the state of Chiapas.

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Colca Canyon - one of the deepest canyons in the world, Peru

April 14th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Colca Canyon is the canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru. It is located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Arequipa.

Colca Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world at 10,725 ft (3,269 m), it is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States. However, the canyon's walls are not as vertical as the ones of the Grand Canyon. The Cotahuasi Canyon nearby to the northwest is a deeper canyon at 11,488 ft (3,501 m). Since they are such major features of the landscape, the Colca and Cotahuasi canyons are both easily recognizable in even low-resolution satellite photos of the region. The Colca Valley is a colorful andean valley with towns founded in Spanish Colonial times and formerly inhabited by the Collaguas and the Cabanas. The local people still maintain ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces.

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