Lovely little village on the shores of same title lake.
''''Lago di Mergozzo (En. Lake Mergozzo) is a small sub-alpine lake in northern Italy just to the west of Lago Maggiore and north of Lago d'Orta, at the mouth of the Val d’Ossola in the province of Verbano Cusio Ossola, Piedmont.
In ancient times it was the extreme point of the short northwestern arm of Lago Maggiore, formed by glaciation. However repeated flooding of Maggiore’s tributary the Toce deposited sediment which gradually formed a stretch of land which cut off Mergozzo from the larger expanse of water, and from the Toce itself. Today the settlement of Fondotoce (a small villave near Verbania) stands on this alluvial plain. The small town Mergozzo, which lies at the other end of the lake, gives it its name. The greater part of the lake falls within the commune of Mergozzo, the rest within Verbania.''
Monte Orfano (790 m) rises from the south-west shore of the lake; the limestone rocks of which it is composed are heavily quarried. On the opposite side of the lake the mountains form the beginning of the Corni di Nibbio chain which divides the Val d’Ossola from the Valgrande and its National Park.
The lake is fed by the waters of a number of clean mountain streams, the two most important being the Rio Bracchio and the Rio Rescina. Its sole outlet is the 1.7 km canal which links it to Lago Maggiore near Fondotoce. The difference in levels between the two lakes is slight, and when Maggiore is in flood, the flow of water in the canal goes into reverse. This opens up the possibility of pollutants entering Lago Mergozzo. Nevertheless, today the lake, where the use of motor boats has long been forbidden, is one of the least polluted in Italy; it has become a tourist destination particularly popular with people from Germany''
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npecanhuk (53909) 2013-02-02 5:18
Lovely and beautiful place!
Attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
I miss a bit more of sharpness, but colors, exposure, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are excellent photo qualities that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
Sergiom (39259) 2013-02-02 5:47
On ne voit pas souvent de photos qui proviennent du Piedmont.J'apprécie cette belle ville côtière. L'image est bien cadrée, très colorée et d'une belle netteté.
rbassin (11129) 2013-02-02 6:07
une très belle petite cité bien en couleurs et qui dégage un certain charme.
J'ai eu l'occasion de visité cet endroit
Nicou (97727) 2013-02-02 6:30
c'est une charmant endroit que Mergoozzo retiré avec son beua lac, très très belle image avec ce façades et maisons colorées cette lignée d’arbres vert, fantastique compo et image.
Bravo et amitié
dta (51454) 2013-02-02 7:09
Ciao Alessandro ,
A charming and colorful village , so pleasantly nestled between lake and moutains .
JFS (32153) 2013-02-02 8:51
You are presenting us a luxury postcard of Mergozo Alessandro! Impecable pic of this samll and quiet town, i've not still visited this lake, next time...
lousat (57674) 2013-02-02 8:58
Ciao Ale,ottimo pov per cogliere colori e dettagli delle facciate di Mergozzo,risultato brillante nonostante la giornata nuvolosa.Buona serata,Luciano
cornejo (18088) 2013-02-02 10:12
Ciao Alessandro, vista eccellente e bella di questo posto interessante e bella, molto ben catturata in questa bella foto, con una buona tecnica e qualità. Lavoro molto bello e affascinante perfettamente fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona notte e buona Domenica.
Saluti dal sud della Spagna.
chrislo (2173) 2013-02-02 10:31
Lovely view of this picturesque colourful village, set in lovely surroundings. It seems to be a place of tranquility where you can have a nice row on the lake. The greens of the vegetation make the colours of the houses stand out nicely. A beautiful and inviting sight.
carlo62 (12610) 2013-02-02 14:42
le facciate molto colorate sul lungolago sembrano fatte apposta per essere fotografate.
Una bella condivisione.
GiovanniG (1619) 2013-02-02 17:15
Wonderful capture with a great narrative. The colors and format are perfect for this picture and well chosen. I particularly like the horizontal cropping you've performed. Bravo Alessandro!
jjcordier (62344) 2013-02-02 23:11
Les façades colorées des maisons donnent de l'attrait à cette charmante petite ville au bord de ce lac que je regrette de ne pas être allé voir lors de mon séjour dans la région.
dkmurphys (36819) 2013-02-03 1:47
Lovely colors of the lake shore. Fine atmosphere, a superb place.
Have a fine Sunday.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-03 2:15
your picture shows very attractive and charming place: all the houses on the shore are full of colors and contrast and create unforgettable image by themselves. The green background highlights the bright colors of the village and works a nice framing. Very good composition and nicely chosen POV.
Thanks for sharing
Kielia (20463) 2013-02-03 4:59
you are adding another beautiful impression of this charming village to the gallery. Your POV is very well chosen and the perspective is – as usual - excellent. My compliments also for the interesting notes!
Schnappilic (7929) 2013-02-03 11:41
Lovely little village near the lake with peaceful atmosphere. I like the result!
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-03 12:41
With the abundance of greenery in the village and the forested hill slopes on the background these houses are a wonderful colour fest.
What a charming village.
Best regards, Paul
jemaflor (68943) 2013-02-04 3:20
A nice view taken from a good pov with water in the Fg, I like this result with all these colourful houses, tfs.
Cricri (86463) 2013-02-04 10:07
Belle vue du village colorée bien située près de la mer et entourer de végétation, bon POV, belle illustration
- Copyright: ALESSANDRO MACCHI (SWEETFREEDOM) (18417)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-12
- Camera: Canon Eos 5D Mark III, Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM, 72 B+W MRC UV
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-02 5:16