Monday, October 4, 2010

The Ponds of Tapolca

The town of Tapolca, in west Hungary, a short drive north of the Balaton, has one of the most unique and charming townscapes in Transdanubia. It is situated on the northern edge of the Bakony mountains. Beneath the town there is an unusual aquifer.
Clear , clear water seeps or gushes from under the building foundations to form these beautiful water lily covered ponds.
Thousands of fish grace the ponds. Some of these koi are a good 2 1/2 feet long.

This is the site of an old mill with spillway, no longer in use, but a great pastoral setting for a photo shoot. In our next blog we enter the aquifer under the city and explore by boat, the "Caves of Tapolca".
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  1. Your photography is wonderful. What a beautiful country. thanks for sharing.

  2. What beautiful pictures! I am really enjoying your blog and mission adventures:)

  3. Thanks for these wonderful posts. We are so glad that you are drinking in the wonderful culture of the people you are serving. We miss you.


    Tracy & Helen Hall