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Hello everyone,

I took this picture last summer in a very picturesque place called "Lacul Rosu". Both the lake and the resort bear the same name. The mountain in the background is called "Suhardul Mic" and is about 1362 m high. I liked the way it reflected in the water surface. Below you can find some informations about the place. I hope you like it!

The Lacu Rosu resort

There are very few examples of how natural disasters, instead of leaving destruction and casualties behind, have as a result changes capable of embellishing the geography of a place. It is from such an example of exception that the Lacu Rosu resort came into being.

Its formation took place in one single day in July 1837, after a series of storms and heavy rains. A rock from the Ucigasu mountain got loose and fell, blocking the Licas, Oii and Rosu brooks. The spruce stumps still rising from the lake stand witness to those events. The name of Lacu Rosu ( the Red Lake ) comes from the purple reflection on the water surface of Suhardul Mic, which is 369 meters above the water, and the presence of reddish alluvions carried along especially by the Rosu brook and the reddish limes around it. It was the shepherds who came up with this name.

Legend has it that a beautiful young maid was kidnapped by a rascal and taken into a cave in the Suhard mountain. The maid, with her tears, was able to persuade the mountain to avenge her. She made the mountain throw its rocks upon the ill - doer rascal and kill him. In the month of July a piece of rock fell from the mountain and it killed both the rascal, the maid and a shepherd with his flock. The name of the lake comes from the water reddened by their blood.

It was only in 1857, after 20 years had passed from the event, that 3 tourists from Gheorgheni stopped at the banks of the lake. Amazed and fascinated by the wild landscape and beauty of the lake they said that they had discovered there a corner of heaven. From then on, many tourists have trodden the paths of this region, being attracted by the natural beauty of the place and the richness of its flora and fauna.
The first chalet of the resort was built in 1925.
In 1910 there began the building of the road from Gheorgheni to Lacu Rosu, which was finished up to the place called Gatul Iadului ( Hell's Throat ). It was only in 1937 that the road connecting Moldavia to Transylvania could be finished.

Source

www.cheilebicazului-hasmas.ro

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