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For Panoramio (and GoogleEarth), my idea has always been "what would it look like if someone were going there to visit"; and I've tried to do that with "photographs", but there certainly are "snapshots" in my gallery as well; but all with appropriate 'Titles'. I've also tried to keep my 'Tags' as succinct as possible, so other similar shots can be easily viewed. (And, of course the Tag "Not Selected for GoogleEarth" is always an option.) My 'Profile' shot is of riding on the platform between railcars on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad; I grew up in a railroad town and so trains have always held an allure; this ride was a superbly enjoyable time. Thanks for visiting and I hope you found interesting and enjoyable shots.

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It's really sad when such places are destroyed to let place to concrete. Building speculation is a cancer, a metastasis, caused by a short view which looks to make lot of money quickly without thinking at the consequences on the long term. Such terrible things, as you wrote in my gallery, happen everywhere: in fact human stupidity doesn't have nationality. By the way: sorry for my terrible English though I think it's more understandable than google translator...

Ciao, dalle Alpi Svizzere, Andrea

alelwal thank you

oh, you caught this place in the summertime too Laurel. (Led to this shot by Pano's array of "adjacent" photos.) A great reflection; I should have figured it was yours before I even clicked on it ... as a standard, you do "reflection" so well. And, hope you have great holidays to end out 2012! Regards, Wally

Beautiful scenery. LIKE. Best wishes.


That ridge crossing Beaver lake is an esker made of rock and sand from a river that flowed throught the last ice age glacier. It is about 20 km. long but broken in places. There are others around. One is just a few km. south of Tweed, just north of here. Look for Esker Road. The pre-cambrian rock to the north here is highly metamorphosed and runs in ridges as the rock folded. Even the microscopic grains in the rock go in the same direction. Thus the rock orientation is visible from space, on the ground and through a microscope. There is little silt around here, bed rock forms the land. Check 100 km. to the west around Peterborough for drumlins, tear drop shaped hills about a km. long formed by the retreating glaciers buldozing loose sand and gravel into hills. They are spectular. This is my playground. The Salmon River flows south to Lake Ontario. My comment is for me to go north, not the river. There were Atlantic salmon there until about 1840, too many dams and hungry settlers wiped them out. The division between the Canadian Shield to the north and the sedimentary basin that goes to the Gulf of Mexico runs along here. I have one picture of it on the Moria River south 5 km. south east of Tweed. A red canoe is running the ledge there. Cedar Island on the east side of Kingston is Shield, Kingston is in the limestone basin. The boundary cuts through the city.

You want cold and wet? Search "Tamworth, Ontario" about 5 km north of it,you will see Beaver Lake, looks like a giant coffee bean. At the north east end of the lake, You will see the Salmon river going north. Check out those pictures of winter kayaking on white water. Also, Starting at Roblin Ontario, go south on the Salmon River. Some great shots there too. Where do you live?


hey Steve ... nice juxtaposition of militaria ... and here's the parapet of another Fort Frederick http://www.panoramio.com/photo/24157896 along the Potomac River in Piedmont Region of Maryland. Regards, Wally

Hello Steve ... perhaps another unwinable Pano fight ... apparently this user merely labels all his many photos simply with the name of the town where they were taken ... Resignedly, Wally

I use both shoes as you never know what you might step on or stumble over with all the hiking we do.


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