Wednesday, September 13, 2006

colored pencils

When we were in Plitiviče National Park in Croatia, Ania aptly pointed out how surreal the color of the water was, and how it reminded her of colored pencils from when she was young. It was this almost spooky shade of blue. The geology there is mostly limestone, so the sand and rock under the water is pale white. This makes the color from above look like this crazy translucent aquamarine. It's really hard to describe, and I'm not even sure if the pictures will do it justice. It was almost hyptnotic, and - in my case anyhow - I felt drawn in by it if I looked too long (although any thoughts of jumping in were quickly dashed away by all the schools of carp swarming around anything that moved in the water - obviously hoping for handouts).

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