03 July 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Gate of Paradise Pass

There is no shortage of beautiful vistas in Lesotho. This is the Gate of Paradise Pass looking towards the Thaba Putsuo Mountains on the way to Malealea. The drive to the pass is not that special, but when you get to there the the view is simply breath-taking. ...................


What we found was that 2001 metres above sea level gets pretty cold in winter.
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31 comments:

quinttarantino said...

It is well known that we Portuguese once sailed the seven seas searching for new lands, wealth and adventures.
We were brave in those days and gave the world new worlds!

Luckily I don’t have to sail the big oceans on a small ship to sea the wonders of our world …
No Sir, I just need to check with Mr. Tom, the finest host there is, for a trip around the world with SKY WATCH TOURS and with a click here, a click there I am quickly in the USA, England, Brazil, Italy, China, Australia, Finland … well, everywhere.

And on each stop I come to see a little marvel of our world under a great sky!
Hope you can come and see my piece of the sky at lenses & visions

SandyCarlson said...

Those hills seem as soft as clouds! This is super.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Paradise Pass looks like a lonesome spot on earth. Wow. I think this is going to be the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on.

I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

fishing guy said...

Max: That is one outstanding view.

Luke Wiley said...

A breathtaking landscape! and nice sky!
My Sky Watch Friday posts

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning choice Max... thanks for your comment... I would be lost without the landrover.. I might be getting a Long Wheel Base one soon... I'd spend the odd night out on the hills and moors then.. :O)

bobbie said...

this is pretty darned impressive!

Anemone said...

Great landscape :-) but I can see that you need som of my rain !!

Sending it to you, just when it comes here again.

Nice weekend wish to you from Norway.

Carletta said...

Gate of Paradise - looking beyond it sure seems so!
Beautiful!

Petunia said...

Very beautiful shot of a marvelous landscape:)

Petunia's SWF

Merisi said...

Beautiful view of a seemingly barren landscape!

AnneKa said...

Great sky watch and a beautiful view. Have a nice weekend!!!!!!!!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Yikes... I'm almost getting vertigo from that photo... very impressive!
Mountain Retreat Photos

Champ Townboy said...

Stunning shot!!

Beantown Today said...

Simply beautiful.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'll say it's breathtaking! What a wonderful spot to look out over the world.

mannanan said...

Stunning.

sonia a.m. said...

Wonderful view, Max! Just stunning photo!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great view and yes i suppose that it would be cold in the winter

Raven said...

Beautiful blue sky. Not sure it looks like Paradise to me especially if it's cold in winter and hot in summer... Seriously, it must be exquisite to see...

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

What an absolutely beautiful and awe-inspiring place. Lovely photo!

Pearl Maple said...

Magestic addition to Sky Watch Friday, thanks for sharing your impressive view of the world.

Jenn said...

Very great location! I love the sight!!!

My SWF Photo is posted HERE.

Hope you could drop by as well. Happy weekends!

Jenty said...

Wow, what an incredible view!

Andrea said...

Wow, that first photo is outstanding. Love it.

Daryl said...

As always .. beautifully executed .. fascinating subject .. your 'skies' always are so well done!

:-Daryl

Katney said...

I love the view from the top of the world!

babooshka said...

That is an mazing view. It is so vast
and gives me a real snese of freedom and calm viewing it. A fabulous image, and just for skywatch.

Bob Johnson said...

Hey, Hey, Hey, it's warmer here then there for a change,lol, just an awesome image.

Kerri said...

Fabulous view! Wow!

Maria said...

Oh my god, it's too beautiful...