Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring Landscapes from the Rama Lake

The Rama Lake is an artificially created lake on the Rama river, in the municipality of Prozor. A lone road leads through the mountain Makljen, and along various resting places you can enjoy these sights I'm leaving you with for today. Following this road north leads you to the towns of Jajce and Banja Luka, amongst others, while venturing south leads you to my hometown Mostar.

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The lake itself is a bit hidden from the main road, but it's nothing a good zoom lens can't handle. Of course driving down into the village will get you very close to the lake itself. It was created in 1968 with the build of the Rama Dam, which was then used for generating electricity. And that's still happening today.


The next image shows you the views south from the Makljen mountain. This stretch of road is not liked by many drivers, for the many curves, uphill drive and icy conditions in winter.


But, life during spring, shows another side of these regions, which is in my opinion very welcoming.



These landscapes are great at this time of year, and places of interest nearby are the Jablanica Lake, the city of Konjic as well as the Nature resort Blidinje, which is on my to-visit list for 2015, so I hope to make it there soon.


Would you like to see more from these specific parts of my country? I hope to visit again soon and make more images.

38 comments:

  1. Great series. Love all the Spring color.
    The second image is wonderful, very dreamy.

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    1. Thanks Laura for your visit. I had some strange light in the second one, but it did turn out interesting.

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  2. Prelijepe su slike, šteta samo što nema fotografija samog jezera i samostana.

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    1. Da, slažem se. Kao što naziv kaže, ovo su samo pejzaži i krajolici uz jezero, ali nadam se skoroj posjeti samom jezeru.

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  3. Yes of course I would love to seemore of this very beautiful country. I love the shots of the wild flowers as well.

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    1. I hope to bring you more soon.

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  4. Mersad, you live in a beautiful country. Thanks for sharing. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  5. Love the scenery....beautiful valley and village below.

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  6. Mersad, your country is GORGEOUS. Thank you for sharing it with us. I absolutely love the second photo. Have a beautiful weekend. Christa

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    1. Thank you Christa! Have a great weekend as well.

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  7. Your landscapes are so lovely. I wish you were close enough to give me some lessons! That is a sweet little village.

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  8. i always like to see your photos of your beautiful country. i like the second up from the bottom today with all those red roof houses in the valley.. spectacular views every where you aim your camera

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  9. love the mountainous reagion you reside in.

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  10. Beautiful photos! Love the hazy, almost surreal feel. Thanks for sharing a piece of your country!

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    1. Thanks Ruth, so glad you enjoyed the images.

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  11. Beautiful photos! I love the 2nd one and the wild flowers! Simply stunning!

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  12. I like the one with the flowers! But then I like them all. I really enjoy seeing the little towns and villages too.

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    1. Thanks Bill. Glad you enjoyed it. I like the areal views as well.

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  13. Your landscapes as always fantastic...

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  14. Wonderful blue skies and green landscape!

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  15. I like your shot of the wildflowers!

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  16. Soooo beautiful! Love your mountains!

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    1. Thanks Steve. This is the Makljen mountain range, with many others in the far background.

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  17. Wieder wundervolle Fotos lieber Mersad.

    Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende und sende viele Grüssle

    N☼va

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  18. Such beautiful views, Mersad! The wildflowers are so delicate.

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  19. Seeing the hills, flowers, mountains, trees... it was a blessing. Made me smile and rejoice. Thank you.

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  20. Always a wonderful travelog when I follow your adventures!

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  21. So beautiful. I love seeing the homes in the valley. Such a picturesque place.

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  22. What a beautiful valley. Love the flowers (they look like Fireweed).

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  23. Hello Mersad, beautiful views and the wildflowers are lovely.. Gorgeous post, as always! Have a happy new week!

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  24. Wonderful mix of colours in these scenic images. The second image of the countryside is so mystical, so enchanting.

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  25. Das Bild mit den rosafarbigen Blumen ist wunderschön!
    LG

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  26. Your pictures make me want to visit! Such amazing beautiful scenery!

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  27. I really love the 3rd, 4th and 5th shots. I sure hope you got to drive up there and not hike! LOL

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