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Saturday, September 18, 2010

EMERALD LAKE, ALBERTA--(Part 11)

We were to be on the coach by 9:00 so we got up early to try and fit in a walk along the lake and into the forest.
We were a bit late, Bill had a sore foot AND it was freezing cold so it didn't take much encouragement for me to give up the idea and return to the warm hotel. Now I regret that I didn't do the walk. I'm such a wimp in cold weather. Anyway, I took this last shot of beautiful Lake Louise..

On the way to Banff we stopped by the "Spiral Tunnels". It is where the railway spirals up and down the mountain going through tunnels. It was built in the early 1900's. The engineers went to Switzerland to see how it had been done there.  We were very lucky to see a long goods train spiralling down the mountain. If you look closely the front of the train is in the foreground behind trees, the middle of the train is not easy to see in a little clearing between the front and the back end of the train. The weird part was that the back end of the train was going in the opposite direction to the front as it had yet to go around the mountain and into a tunnel which came out underneath a bit like a figure of 8.

Soon we arrived at the beautiful Emerald Lake.


What a view from this cafe!

 I just couldn't stop taking photos.

The smoke had gone



The rain had gone




It was picture perfect.



24 comments:

  1. each one of those gorgeous photos could be a postcard. you are such a clever photographer. the scenery looks fab and i've told you before how much i like your header photo. ***** :)

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  2. I love the header photo, Diane! It is a great pic of you and your hubby and the scenery is just fantastic. I am loving your trip photos, the places you visited are just beautiful.

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  3. Wow! These truly are breathtaking pictures. The scenery, the colors and reflections are totally awesome.
    ☼ Sunny

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  4. Wow---this is awesome --and I mean awesome... Emerald Lake is appropriately named... Love it.. AND--the pictures make me feel as if I have been there. The reflections in that last one are incredible... All I can say this morning is WOW.

    Thanks, Diane...
    Hugs,
    Betsy
    P.S. Isn't Banff spelled Banfffff???? ha--inside joke between your Bill and Colin!!!!

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  5. Aren't God's creatures exquisite? Gorgeous.

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  6. What a beautiful landscape, it looks cold !

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  7. Great shots Diane! The Lake looks just too beautiful to be real.
    Oh Betsy don't encourage Bill, he'll be adding more F's to good old BANFF - 2 f's only Bill!
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)

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  8. I am really enjoying your "big shots" from this trip! I'm more of a "macro kind of girl" because my shots of any beautiful expanse always leaves it flat and doesn't do the scene justice. Your pictures of these huge, scenic landscapes are so impressive!

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  9. Magical and heavenly... Those are the only words to describe these pics...
    Enjoyed the tour! Have a great day:)

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  10. You can post as many photos of this beautiful lake. A jewel indeed. The last photo and reflections is awesome. I love your header too. I'm with Betsy: All I can say is WOW! Have a wonderful day. Blessings Jo

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  11. Beautiful pictures - keep clicking away! Am absolutely enjoying your blog through which we can travel vicariously. Your Australian travels bring back happy memories to us as well. Love your writing style. Cheers!

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  12. Wow! Lovely!! And much better than my lousy 1993 pictures... ;)

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  13. You outdid yourself we these photos. What a trip. I love the new header.

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  14. I can see why it's called the Emerald Lake!

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  15. Yes you can say it, picture perfect.
    a glorious scenery and view. I can understand that you could not stop taking pictures. they are all very beautiful; Canada has this fantastic scenery one never forgets.

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  16. Awesome, awesome , awesome, great shots and the most spectacular scenery....:)))

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  17. I can't believe how beautiful this place is. Superb.

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  18. Amazing! You never need apologize for taking too many pictures!!!

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  19. Isn't it amazing? One of my two favorite lakes!!

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  20. Oh, and I meant to ask you about Lake Louise too... do they still have a bagpiper who plays out on the lake front?

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  21. Picture perfect indeed! Gee Mum, it's so beautiful!

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  22. Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!

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  23. Hi there

    Looking forward to your next post

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