Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favorites

June 1, 2018 at 8:56 am 18 comments

Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes
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Parting is such sweet sorrow. It has been quite a ride. I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. Have a great life, people.
 
These pictures are some of my all-time favorites because of the memories they evoke. They were taken at the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. It’s one of the most beautiful places that I’ve seen or will ever see in this lifetime. In 1979, it was granted the UNESCO World Heritage status.

The park is situated in a deep woodland between mountains populated by varieties of trees and vegetation. It features 12 Upper lakes and four lower lakes inter-connected by waterfalls descending from as high as 2,085 feet. It’s also home to several species of birds and animals.

We arrived at our hotel in Plitvice by half past two in the afternoon. At our guide’s suggestion, we went to the park right after we checked in for the night to give us an opportunity to see the lakes and the waterfalls in the afternoon light. He added that they change to green, grey, or blue based on the direction of the sunlight.
 

Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes
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When we went back to the park the following morning, we found that the colors of the waters had indeed changed. But I felt it did nothing to diminish the majesty of the place.

The park is truly a hiker’s paradise covering 185 square miles. It offers many trails that lead to hours of exploration. I’d never been in a place where my senses had been engaged all at once. Every scenery was breathtaking especially when viewed from the top.

After our morning hike, we drove for three hours across the mountains to Jablanac where we took the ferry to Rab Island.
 

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  • 1. pierrmorgan  |  June 1, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Thank you for this one last pingback! Your parting photos of the lakes certainly show a kind of Eden in Croatia. Here’s to many more photo memories.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  June 1, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      pierr:

      yes, it was great while it lasted. hopefully, you’ll still be around to participate in other challenges.

      I’ll include your blog is my list of favorites so I can check up on you from time to time.

      Reply
      • 3. pierrmorgan  |  June 1, 2018 at 12:47 pm

        Thank you! Likewise.

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        • 4. plaridel  |  June 1, 2018 at 1:39 pm

          pierr:

          you’re welcome. 🙂

          Reply
  • 5. stenoodie  |  June 1, 2018 at 10:19 am

    I will miss your detailed and poignant stories as inspired by each week’s WPC. Feel free to link me in the future with more great blog posts if you like! I’ve enjoyed your blog posts!

    Reply
    • 6. plaridel  |  June 1, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      stenoodie:

      well, you can hang out with us at
      friday’s fictioneers

      I’ll include your blog is my list of favorites so I can check up on you from time to time.

      Reply
  • 11. Cee Neuner  |  June 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Your photos are wonderful. 😀

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  June 1, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      cee:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it. there must be other challenges out there. do you know of any?

      Reply
  • 13. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  June 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Beautiful selections 😊

    Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  June 2, 2018 at 10:00 am

      isadora:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 15. whippetwisdom  |  June 2, 2018 at 12:46 am

    A beautiful selection, I love the colours of the water especially. The last photograph reminds me of the Green Loch in the Cairngorms National Park. Thank you for the pingback! 🙂🐾🐾

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    • 16. plaridel  |  June 2, 2018 at 9:59 am

      whippetwisdom:

      thanks for reminding me of my visit to cairngorms national park in 2015. such a lovely place to hike. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. All Time Favs – Seeds | What's (in) the Picture?  |  June 2, 2018 at 2:11 am

    […] Musings of a Random Mind Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favorites […]

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    • 18. plaridel  |  June 2, 2018 at 9:59 am

      chris:

      thanks for the pingback! much appreciated.

      Reply

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