Reflections of Japan
The Oceanarium of Lisbon, with its 5,000,000 liter tank, is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe. Yes, even (!) bigger than Genoa aquarium. It reaches 7 meter deep, so that you can admire both pelagic and benthic species at the same time.
Here in the pictures a few of its 16,000 individuals. Can you spy the sunfish?
The city of Genoa extends into the facing sea through its giant port.
Church bell-towers and cranes spike the wide landscape (click it twice consecutively to enlarge it 100%).
From Castelletto belvedere, a majestic terrace above the old town, colossal cruise liners merge with the city skyline
Only once down in the harbor similarities and differences come to sight…
.. and Genoa temporary inhabitants can be spotted at windows at balconies.
Click each original-size picture to spy details. Top panorama assembled with Hugin software out of 11 downsized pictures.
Taminaschlucht (Tamina gorge): a 15,000 year old walk
West of the Swiss town of Bad Ragaz, the Tamina river carved its 70-meter deep gorge.
After a 4 km long walk the gorge is reached
At its bottom, thermal water (36.5 °C) flows at a rate of 10,000,000 liters per day
The times Dr. Paracelsus cured his patients with week-long bathing into this river are over, still walking this path is a gorgeous experience. Pictures shot in the dark gorge with D800 plus 16-35 mm f/4