Outer Eastern Carpathians are one of the most seismically active regions in Europe. Their seismic activity were noted even Roman sources II-III centuries, when there was a Roman colonization of Dacia. Since the end of the eighteenth century because of the heavy population growth and urbanization, the damage from seismic sub-Carpathian region has been steadily increasing.
Helicopter view of the fresh lava flow under the volcano Tolbachik, Kamchatka, December 30, 2012
Situated in the centre of the South Island, along the pass between Canterbury and the West Coast, Arthur’s Pass National Park is the third oldest national park in New Zealand. The main road between Christchurch and Greymouth (SH73) travels straight through the centre of the park. One of the world’s great train journeys – the TranzAlpine Express – also passes through the park, offering dramatic views of the mountains and plains.
The top of this spectacular fall (131 metres) can be seen from the main road, but a walk to the base of the waterfall is well worth doing in any weather, any time of the year.
A signpost just north of the Chalet Restaurant points to the carpark where the walk starts. The track goes up the side of the Bealey River and over two footbridges before zig-zagging up steps through the mountain beech forest to the waterfall's base. Return the same way.
It looks like from the air unusually thick fog enveloped the capital of Poland. It seems that just dropped on Warsaw cloud. Or her most high-rise buildings were suddenly get up to the top edge of the clouds.
Isn’t it beautiful?
In search of light in the rainy season. Photography by Arshinov from Mascow.