Reflected Glory: Imbil Lagoon

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Comments (6)

bdeh on March 29, 2013

Wow, like a mirror Ian, great shot. LIKE! Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on March 29, 2013

Though I may understand the physics of reflection, I will always remain in awe of the way the beauty of light, colour and form is delivered for the viewer to receive....and all this just for me. My spirit rises, my mind soars and my heart leaps.

Thanks, Berend for appreciating it too.


Margrit M. Berger (S… on April 5, 2013

Ian, my dear friend, there are so many beautiful new photos in your gallery, which I haven't seen yet.

I probably will never be able to see your continent directly, the more I am happy to see it through your eyes.

I imagine your thoughts and sentiments, when viewing this picture - thank you for transmitting it! FL!

My warmest regards,


Ian Stehbens on April 7, 2013

Dear May,

How I would love to walk with you in person on the Emmental high roads, or down beside Engadin's lakes, but at least through Panoramio we can 'enjoy our photographic walks together' both in Switzerland and beside a lagoon on Imbil Island at the same time.

Thank you for your e-friendship, for the wonderful images you continuously upload, and for the special affirmations and generous spirit.

Warmest regards,


Margrit M. Berger (S… on April 22, 2013

Well, dear Ian, since you can't come, I think I tell you something about this region from time to time. By now you know my special "high way" quite well. There are three benches on one point with a little wood behind to protect against the cold wind from the East and a marvellous view to the Bernese Alps.

This place is provided by a very generous farmer's family, so that in the colder season hikers from the midlands can get out of the fog and mist and enjoy the sun and spectacular view to the Bernese Alps as well as to the jura mountains in the North on this tranquil place.

The farmers, Hans and his wife Elisabeth own a modern farmhouse, because the original, centuries old traditional house burnt down a few years ago, hit by lightning.

Warmest regards,


Ian Stehbens on April 24, 2013

Dear May,

What different worlds we live in, you on the mountains with the valleys below and me in the valleys with the mountains around; your Midland dwellers escaping the fog and mist and me excited when I waken in the morning and there are fogs about for then I must take my camera into the fogs and photograph the delights of the morning as the sunrise slowly evaporates the mists; you in Old Europe and me in this ancient land of the New World.

How I would love to view both the Bernese Alps and the Jura from Emmental!

But on this coming visit to Europe, I will get to cross the Bosporus and the Channel, walk in Flanders fields and Tiergarten, and imbibe the Old Europe of Constantinople and Brugge.

So I will continue enjoying images and dreaming of Emmental through your spectacular galleries. That however will never sate the desire to walk there - only intensify the hope.


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