Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

 Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

Pamir is a range of mountains, part of which is in the Southern part of USSR, which is now Tajikistan, and which shares a border with Afghanistan. There are lakes in the mountains, and here are widescreen photos of three of those lakes. The traveller, Vladimir, says that these lakes have the names “Stinky”, “High” and “Green”. So this is  the “Green” lake in the picture above. It actually becomes green under certain lighting conditions. An example is below:

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

At other times its more blue than green.

 Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

The photographer says it has a lot of fish in it.

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

“And it is surrounded by “lifeless” mountains.”

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

“And that’s another lake. It’s called “High” lake or Bulunkul. The mountains around it are colorful”, says the traveller.

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

And the next lake is “Stinky” lake. “It seems to be less fortunate with fish, water and beauty, however it looks pretty good from the road”, says the photographer.

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

There is an incoming river flowing into this lake.

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

And a fountain on the shore.

Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains

They say in Soviet times mineral drinking water was bottled here at the source.

And I advise you that the photos go full size by clicking on them.

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2 thoughts on “Three Lakes of Pamir Mountains”

  1. Fearsome and without a whiff of forgiveness. And yet achingly beautiful at the same time. I find it drawing me to it, with an unhearable siren song.

    Thank you, English Russia.

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