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Iñaki Rezola

In search of Unique: The Laguna Negra

Laguna Negra de Urbión, Vinuesa, Soria, Spain

2016 June 11, 14:43 hs. local time

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Caption

The Laguna Negra is a favourite with both mountains and litterature lovers. According to the Spanish Wikipedia entry about it, local lore had it the lagoon was fathomless, that a hideous creature used to devour everything that went into it, that it was connected to the sea through a vast reseau of underground caverns and so on. Even the great Spanish poet Antonio Machado gave it a prominent place in his The Land of Alvargonzález. All this made me think the lagoon was a suitable subject for my entry to this 'Unique' Solstice WWP.

Don't ask me why this beautifully green lagoon is called "Black"!!! It probably must look like that in the winter -surrounded by snow and under a gloomy sky- but on the day this picture was shot we had a warm and bright day with cotton-like white clouds drifting swiftly through the sky, as you may see in the small virtual tour I've prepared on my site: Laguna Negra Virtual Tour .

Additional Caption: Buscando algo único: La Laguna Negra de Urbión. ▼

Location

Europe / Spain

Lat: 41° 59' 58.13" N
Long: 2° 50' 46.39" W

Elevation: 1753 mts.

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

OpenStreetMap: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Equipment

D800+Nikkor 16mm, monopod, homemade panohead, PTGui, PS

Buscando algo único: La Laguna Negra de Urbión.

La Laguna Negra es un lugar visitado por los amantes de la naturaleza tanto como por los de la literatura. El artículo dedicado a ella en la Wikipedia menciona leyendas como que no tenía fondo, que una monstruosa criatura devoraba todo lo que cayera en ella, o que está conectada con el mar a través de un intrincado sistema de cavernas subterráneas. Hasta el gran Antonio Machado sucumbió a su hechizo y le otorgó un lugar en su La tierra de Alvargonzález. Todo lo cual me hizo pensar que la laguna era un tema más que adecuado para mi contribución a este "Único" WWP del solsticio de verano.

¡No entiendo por qué esta laguna con aguas de un hermoso color verde se llama "Laguna Negra"! Probablemente lo parezca en los oscuros días del invierno, rodeada de nieve, pero el día que se hizo esta foto era cálido, el sol brillaba y las nubes atravesaban el cielo a gran velocidad, como puede verse en la pequeña visita virtual que subí a mi sitio: La Laguna Negra, Visita Virtual .
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