Friday, July 22, 2011

Picture Post 1016 : The Azores - Fire Lake


I read somewhere that if you measured from top to bottom and ignored the water in-between, the Azores would be among the ten highest mountains in the world. There is something rather majestic about this mountain top that dares to pierce the mid-Atlantic. Fire Lake, the caldera frequently hidden by the clouds, passively awaits the next eruption. 

18 comments:

  1. Only ever been there once, in the early 70s. It was a bit dire then - lots of cargo pilferage, but sublime scenery.

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  2. beautiful picture...looks like a placce i would love to explore...

    digging the header...

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  3. Great shot, Alan!

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  4. makes me feel cooler just looking at this beautiful image!

    never been but another entry on the ol' bucket list!

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  5. Kinda Makes Hollingworth Lake seem tame!

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  6. Think of all the photographs I could take there.... wonderful.

    PS. Do you have something against M&B...grins.

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  7. Beautiful and peaceful! We need some mountains in Ohio! ha.

    Sending Santa your way...it should take him about a week at high wind! :)

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  8. For some reason the lake does look very deep. It is a great photo and looks like a cool pleasant day.

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  9. Sorry - my mistake - I was talking about the Cape Verde Isles. St Vincent to be precise.

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  10. CB : Let's hope you never get a job as navigation officer on a cruise ship

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  11. Now, that is a sight to behold!

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  12. Now I can't get Bob Seger's "Fire Lake" out of my mind...

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  13. It looks strange and mysterious with the sea mist around. I don't know much about the Azores (had to 'google' them). They're so remote from anywhere else, must be weird to live there.

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  14. It looks so cool. (as in temperature) I wonder if people hike around all this beautiful land...

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  15. Stunning photo, & your description really "fires" the imagination!

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  16. This is my first time visit to your blog Alan and your photo of the Azores is quite magical - Now I must go and Google Azores!!

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  17. So pretty..I need to go there! :)

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