Saturday, July 30, 2011

Photo of the Week: Little Piece of Paradise (Bay)? - Antarctica

The brooding mist hides all but the very peak of this small mountain in Paradise Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctica is an unparalleled continent, a dramatic mixture of grandeur, size, wonder, hostility and utter emptiness. Not something that any other place could be described as.

The fair breeze blew,
The white foam flew,
And the forrow followed free.
We were the first to ever burst into the silent sea.

- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Anonymous said...

"He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all,"

Very humbling and awesome shot.

Alaska Cruises said...

Beautiful picture, just like some photo's I have seen from Alaskan Cruises!

Mark H said...

@anonymous: Lovely poem.

@alaska cruise: I have also been to Alaska on a couple of occasions but the scale of Antarctica and the completely vacant untouched land is unequalled by any place I have been.

Henry Williams said...

Your right mark there is nothing like it

Heather on her travels said...

It does look a very brooding landscape with the mist hanging over the ice and mountains

Mark H said...

@heather: The misty weather suits the Antarctic landscape so well.

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