At Ohrid Lake

At Ohrid Lake

Me and the oldest lake in Europe.

Lake Ohrid is the oldest lake in Europe and one of the oldest lakes in the world. Formed tectonically between 4 and 10 million years ago, the lake is situated in karstic, or limestone bedrock.
Lake Ohrid is located in the southwest part of the Republic of Macedonia, on the border between Macedonia and the Republic of Albania. Approximately two-thirds of the lake surface area belongs to Macedonia and one-third belongs to Albania.

Lake Ohrid is probably unique in the world in that its water is supplied mainly through spring water from numerous surface and underwater springs.

In 1979, the Committee decided to inscribe the Ohrid Lake on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (iii). In 1980, this property was extended to include the cultural and historical area, and cultural criteria (i)(iii)(iv) were added. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/99

Few years ago, I was part of the crew organizing the Travel Market Fair in Ohrid, and that’s when this photo was taken.

 

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  1. This lake is spectacular. I was lucky to have visited it

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  2. Ohrid Lake like you as well 🙂 Come visit us again soon.

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  3. Reblogged this on visit new places and commented:

    If someone is wondering where am I in this very moment (and during the weekend ahead)

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