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#FriFotos: Glorious Lakes

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye, looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.  ~ H. D. Thoreau

 

Sunrise on Taiwan's SUN MOON LAKE on a humid morning. Up early to enjoy the trails and take some shots, I thought I was the only one around until I heard light echoes. I looked over the railing and saw a couple of fishermen who were working and chatting.

LAKE SHALLA in the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia is absolutely breathtaking. In fact, I have yet to see more amazing lakes than in Ethiopia (no bias, of course!) This shot dates back to 2001, way before I knew about SLRs. I guess I loved travel photography even back then. I'm looking forward to returning to this lake (and Ethiopia) with my gear.

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Postcard of The Week: Making Assam Tea in Taiwan

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At the Hugo Assam Tea Farm, in Nantou County, a fun weekend activity for kids is to take a DIY class where they get to participate in making their own black tea. This means taking some freshly picked green tea leaves from the racks in the room, and then rubbing on the leaves in circles, over and over until they’ve dried up and are dark in color. This takes about two hours! After which, the tea goes into an elaborate machine for fermentation.

Assam black tea was first brought to Taiwan from India by the Japanese during their occupation, and is now one of most popular teas in Taiwan.

The mountainous Nantou County is Taiwan’s second largest county, located in the center of the island and making it the only landlocked area on the island.

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