When a Lake Hides a Town in Transylvania
Lake Bezid presents a scene that is alternately bleak and hauntingly beautiful. The scene is surreal with half-sunken buildings looking like tombstones in the middle of the lake. Situated in the Transylvania region of Romania sits Lake Bezid. Adding an atmosphere of mystery, the lake hides the remains of a destroyed village. The whole town was flooded after an artificial dam failed. Some of the ruins lay visible lake-side, while in the lake, part of the church and its tower are still visible. Other buildings are completely underwater and decaying. With its submerged ghost town, Lake Bezid is an other-worldly place.
Boathouse on Obersee Lake, Germany.
The Cypress Forest in Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake is home to living trees that still grow even in their semi-submerged state. Located on the Texas-Louisiana border in the town of Uncertain, Caddo Lake is home to the world’s largest cypress forest. Caddo is also Texas’ only naturally formed lake and covers 32,700 acres of a maze of channels and meandering bayous within thousands of acres of Spanish moss draped cypress. The growth rings on the present day cypress trees have as many as 400 to 600 years worth. Caddo Lake was also the site of the world’s first off-shore drilling for oil.