KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 8 (TULPAR LAKE – 3500 m)

by Antonio Gil May. 19, 2017 2168 views

Lake shore

Upside down

Morning walk

Another point of view of the lake

Golden light

♫♫ James - The Lake ♫♫


The Mountain And The Lake

a poem by Robert William Service


I know a mountain thrilling to the stars,

Peerless and pure, and pinnacled with snow;

Glimpsing the golden dawn o'er coral bars,

Flaunting the vanisht sunset's garnet glow;

Proudly patrician, passionless, serene;

Soaring in silvered steeps where cloud-surfs break;

Virgin and vestal -- Oh, a very Queen!

And at her feet there dreams a quiet lake.


My lake adores my mountain -- well I know,

For I have watched it from its dawn-dream start,

Stilling its mirror to her splendid snow,

Framing her image in its trembling heart;

Glassing her graciousness of greening wood,

Kissing her throne, melodiously mad,

Thrilling responsive to her every mood,

Gloomed with her sadness, gay when she is glad.


My lake has dreamed and loved since time was born;

Will love and dream till time shall cease to be;

Gazing to Her in worship half forlorn,

Who looks towards the stars and will not see --

My peerless mountain, splendid in her scorn. . . .

Alas! poor little lake! Alas! poor me!

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- Kim - 2 years, 4 months ago

Wow!  Picture #2 is particularly stunning.  It took me a while to process what it was.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to - Kim - 2 years, 4 months ago

Those waters were so clear and the air so pristine. Thanks for checking these pictures Kim. smiley

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ish Rosiek 2 years, 4 months ago

Amazing series!!! The poem fits perfectly with the pictures. The second one is amazing, my friend!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Ish Rosiek 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind words dear Ishara

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Pam Brighton 2 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful series, lovely poem!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Pam Brighton 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much Pam

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Rogério De Macedo 2 years, 4 months ago

Obrigado António!!! Já estás no meu FB, devidamente creditado :) abraço!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Rogério De Macedo 2 years, 4 months ago

Fico muito sensibilizado. Obrigado Rogério. Manda-me, se faz favor, o link para eu as poder ver.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tim Rogers 2 years, 4 months ago

So good mate

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Tim. I went to Georgia in the meantime, and so you will be able to see my Tbilisi pictures and compare them with yours. :-)

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 years, 4 months ago

#2 made me stop and think for a few moments before it registered what was going on.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 4 months ago

That was the purpose :-))

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 4 months ago

#2 is cool...took me a minute to figure it out :-)

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 4 months ago

:-)) That was the purpose

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

Mission accomplished :-)

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

#1 The scale of the landscape is really accentuated in this one!
#2 Kool idea!
#3 Love the subjects, perspective and variety of colors & textures.....
#4 Awe Inspiring vista....
#5 Nice reflection & composition...
I love Service's poetry.......He was such a keen lover of Mother Nature......

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

#1 - The scale is overwhelming. #2 - just for fun :-), #3 - A simple life, #4 - A view I won't forget, #5 - thank you dear friend. I didn't know him before searching a poem to this specific post.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

Always a pleasure, Antonio~

:=D

Cheers!

Happy Friday!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

Wonderful composition...I love the second one

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

I just wanted to dive into those clear waters but it was so incredibly cold :-))

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

Upside down, very nice

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Peter. Just for fun :-)

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