|Walking on the Sky
|Photos on this page are courtesy of: RutaVerdeBolvia, Beautiful Places to Visit, Enrico Sturm, TrekEarth,
Olivier Stocchi, TrekEarth, George Mason's Travel Blog, Great Salt Lake Council, Flexi Journey Blog
With thanks to my e-friend, Mamie, for sharing the powerpoint show that gave me the idea for this page.
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|Most of the photos on this page were taken at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the world's
largest salt flat. In the dry season, the plane is a flat expanse of dry salt - a scene that,
because of its size of 4,000 square miles, is impressive enough. But, in the rainy
season, the flat stays covered with a thin sheet of water, upon which one can walk or
even drive. It's then that the flat becomes the world's largest mirror. People who have
visited say that it's a scene unlike any other in the world and one they will never forget.
As they venture out on the flat-turned-lake, with the sky both above and below them, they
find themselves, not only walking on water, but, incredibly, walking on the sky.
|The Spiral Jetty of the Great Salt Lake in Utah; it was created by sculptor Robert Smithson.
|The salt is gathered into stacks weighing a ton each and then left to dry in the sun
before being transported to a refinery, then to supermarkets, then to your table.
|Salt lakes can take on a red color, caused by salt-tolerant algae.
|The area's home to thousands of flamingos.