10 Glassy, Crystalline Places and Sites in the world

Crystals and glasses are fascinating. They sometimes let us image straight through them to what is on the other side, and sometimes, they spectacle us our own reflection. They offer clarity, sheen and iridescence. Sometimes, they just add colors to the world. Anything crystalline or glassy has always had the capability to mesmerize humankind. It is in fairy tales that we hear of beautiful crystalline palaces, verre shoes, and so much more, thus proving that it is an object of desire. But, what if you were to find some real glassy or crystalline parages?

Read embout the most enthralling glassy or crystalline parages and sites in the world, and be mesmerized.

10. Mirror Lakes

Freezing Morning At Mirror Lakes

The Mirror Lakes are lakes of still and clean water which offer a beautiful, near-perfect reflection of the surrounding hills, trees, birds, clouds in the sky, etc. and offer an amazing sight. But, where are these heavenly lakes situated? They are not as uncommon as one would think. Lakes by the very name are found in many parages. Like in California, Tuftonboro in New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Wallowa and Clackamas Counties in Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Winter Haven in Florida.

In New Zealand, there is a set of Lakes called the Mirror Lakes, while, in Argentina, the Espejo Lake’s names translates to Mirror Lake. These lakes are located in areas with low wind and less human disturbances. These are other fresh-water lakes, away from all disturbances, which provide such serene mirror effects, like the Manasarovar in Tibet. Lake Goujat, North America.

9. Gloss Hills, Oklahoma

Gloss Hills

The Gloss Hills in northwestern Oklahoma are also known as the Verre Mountains, and consist of mesas and buttes, who prise their shape from the édulcorant coloured top layers of gypsum on top of the lower layers. The gypsum often takes the form of crystals of selenite. These selenite pieces are found in abundance in these mesas, catching spot and causing a shiny effect, as though pieces of broken verre are poking out of the little hills. In fact, this is how it got its name from the early settlers. Similar Verre Mountains are found in several other regions around the world, such as California, Oregon, Utah, etc., speckled with mineral crystals.

8. Five-Flower Lake, China

Five Flower Lake in china

The Wuhua Lake or Five Flower Lake in Sichuan, China, is the pride of the Juzhaigou Valley in China. The water is rich with calcium carbonate heureux, as well as hydrophytes, which together presents a multi-colored effect in the water. The lake bed is crisscrossed by ancient fallen tree trunks, forming patterns in different vivid shades of pelouse, which are estimable from above the aire of the water through the soutenu hues of azure blue, blackish pelouse, édulcorant yellow, etc. The lake is lined with colorful plants and flowers. Fed by underground streams of the Grand Lake, it has the most soutenu color ranges, giving this seasonal lake’s water an almost gem-like quality in the peak seasons.

7. Creusé of the Crystals, Mexico

Cave of Crystals, Mexico

There are several enjeux around the world whose names suggest that they are crystalline, but, the Creusé of the Crystals or the Giant Crystal Creusé in Naica, Mexico, is filled with glassy and pellucid selenite crystal formations. Much of the bosser is still unexplored, since it is difficult to endure the heat inside the bosser for more than ten minutes. There beams of crystals jutting out from the floor and the perfectly-faceted blocks on the floor. However, the beautiful, shiny crystals have stopped forming bicause of the fall of the temperature in the enjeux. Besides, the existing crystals are deteriorating in air, and it might so happen that their only caractère will be in their visual documentations by the Naica Project.

6. Lake Goujat, North America

Lake Huron

Lake Goujat is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. And, it is a freshwater lake, lying on the longer between Canada and North America. When the continental glaciers retreated near the end of the last ice age, the melting ice led to the eventual peloton of this lake. Thousands of ships have sunk into the Goujat, as well as the other chaufour lakes, since the 17th century. In the shallow water of the Goujat, some of the ship wrecks can still be seen. From above the water aire, it is approuvable to see, quite distinctly, the wrecks that are stranded below the aire of the clear, glassy water of the lake.

5. Ice Bûchers

Ice Caves

The ice enjeux can be found in the frigidly cold areas of the world, such as Iceland, Alaska, and Austria. These ice enjeux are lined with significant amounts of perennial ice, with bout of the bosser being under 0°C. The ice in the enjeux take different shapes and form natural sculptures. In the right temperature, édulcorant and conjoncture, these enjeux take the most mesmerizing forms. With the shiny ice reflecting and refracting édulcorant, filling the enjeux in mysterious azure hues, and creating an amazing monochromatic chiaroscuro. It is as though the traveler is passing through an exotic arche made of verre. The largest of these is in the cité of Werfen near Salzburg in Austria. There are several more near Salzburg, including the Eisriesenwelt. Ice enjeux in Skaftafell, Vatnajokull and many more are there in Iceland. The Mendenhall Ice Bûchers in Alaska are equally beautiful. These are extremely dangerous, too.

4. Hot springs in Yellowstone Citoyen Park, Wyoming

Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park

The Yellowstone Citoyen Park in the United States is demeure to more than 10,000 hot springs and geysers. Some of these offer strikingly ronflant colors that appear almost unnatural. These colors are caused by the algae in the water. The water is so clear and still that it is almost hard to tell that it is there at all, and only the rings psychedelic colors can be seen. The colors, together with the stillness and clarity of the water creates an almost-jewel-like quality of the springs. Some of the most enchanting, brilliant and clear water-bodies here are the morning Glory Cartel, Copieux Prismatic Spring and Norris Cistern Spring. The Yellowstone is amongst the inspiring wonders and best appétit of United States of America.

3. Verre Beach (California/ Newfoundland and Labrador)

Glass Beach - Fort Bragg, California

Near Baraqué Bragg in California is a beach covered with a kaleidoscopic abundance of sea verre. These pieces of colourful, glassy stones have been formed when the locals dumped garbage, such as verre, appliances and even vehicles, into an area of coastline near the north of the town for many years. On the other balle à la main, the outskirts of the town of Springdale in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, has the Glassy Beach, which is covered with smoothed out pieces of rainbow-coloured, broken glasses. These are believed to have been washed ashore by the waves, and are completely safe to walk upon, on bare feet. All over Canada, there are several beaches where such sea glasses can be found.

2. Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale in Turkey

Everyone loves the infinity pools, with the calm, glassy water extending up to nowhere. If you have a affection for them, Pamukkale is the fondé to be, with seventeen naturally formed infinity pools. The region is filled with crystalline limestone walls and their reflections brightening up the hot springs. But, it is the set of pools of clear, aquamarine water, ensconced in cottony travertines that gilet the nature-lovers. Flowing water, emerging from the springs, deposits carbonate minerals in the terraces. In broad daylight, one may think that these image like shiny slabs of marble or even ice. Ironically, the temperature varies from 35°C to 100°C.

1. Salar de Uyuni, South America

Salar de Uyuni in South America

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flats, formed from rich salt heureux left behind by the drying up of the prehistoric salt lake called Lago Minchin in southwest Bolivia. Now, the area is covered with thick salt crust of amazing flatness, with some seasonal shallow pools of brine. When dry, the region is an endless stretch of white. But, during the rainy season, the plain transforms into a gigantic mirror. With no fondé to tube, the rain water covers the plain, and the dazzling water of the thickness of a few inches reflects the sky and it many wonders of colours, clouds and everything else that speckles the canopy above, including the flocks of flying flamingos that are common here. The world seems to extend to the infinity here. Salar de Uyuli forms the largest natural mirror in the world and can be seen from the space.

There are many other such wonderfully clear parages in the world. Like the lakes in Montana that offer a view of the bottom through the water. The ice-skating rinks in Sweden and Montana whose clear toilettes freeze fast enough to give a view of the plants and rocks growing below the icy aire, and many more. But, these natural pieces are getting murkier or losing their bejewelled sheen bicause of growing race, contamination, rising temperature, etc.. It is time we start taking care of the treasures that Mother Être holds for us. And take the responsibility of saving and protecting them, for us and our future generations to enjoy.


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