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Breathtaking Beauty in a Land of Vistas: New Zealand’s Mirror Lakes at Dawn

January 28, 2011

Mirror Lake 1, originally uploaded by creativeisthmus.

A poem for a beautiful memory:

You are like me
We are mirrors
Of the same love
Blinding growth
Exponential love
Winding from soul
Through soul
All flies and is bright
Bouncing higher and higher and higher than the music
A single smile brings me back
Back to that place

Driving around the South Island of New Zealand in 4 days was a daunting task. But in all the rush to see as much as we could, we were advised to check out the Mirror Lakes.

We turned off the main drag, headed down a gravel road, and were sure that this unexciting stretch would lead us to a rather uneventful end. But we parked our rental and after a short spurt through the trees we came out to a vista, glorious in the soft light of dawn.  The early rise, the cold car and the detour were swept away by the breathtaking sight of the Mirror Lakes.

Mirror Lake 2

Mirror Lake 3

I had a request from a friend for more New Zealand pictures. This place has been on my mind of late. The mountains, the clouds, the morning mist rising from the valleys. Such beauty, I can’t help but rekindle my love for all things natural just remembering it.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2011 7:02 pm

    We are planning a trip to New Zealand this year and I came across your beautiful pictures of the Mirror Lakes while browsing travel postings. I enjoyed my visit to your “creative” blog, especially the poetry and the posting on the Dutch Masters. On our visits to Italy, Spain and Portugal during the last couple of years we visited some of the world’s greatest museums and we admired many works of art by the Dutch painters. The Gulbenkian in Lisbon has a nice collection, including a self-portrait of Rembrandt.

    Keep up the good work!

    • January 28, 2011 8:10 pm

      Thanks Jerry!
      I hope you enjoy your trip to New Zealand! It’s a beautiful country and there is so much to see on both the North and South Islands. Ah! Wonderful memories! I have not yet had the pleasure of seeing too many of the Dutch Master paintings in person. A few in the museums of NYC but not a great number. Seeing the art in person is always such an experience. I love museum crawling wherever I go.

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