Feb 8, 2013

First image of Lagoa Azul, São Tomé初訪藍湖



Lagoa Azul is a famous tourist spot in São Tomé e Príncipe
It is located at north Sao Tome island.

When we passed from Sao Tome city to Guadalupe (the government place of Lobata province),
we saw the coast, and Lagoa Azul was there!

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"Lagoa Azul"  means blue lake.
But actually there is no lake here at all.
It is just a bay around by land.
However, it is very blue(or cyan?),
and a good place for diving
藍湖位在聖多美Sao Tome本島的北方海岸,
過了Lobata省的主要市區Guadalupe不久後,
就會看到蔚藍的海岸,
而藍湖就在那裡!
雖然叫做藍湖,但其實不是湖泊,
其實是個海灣,不過蜿蜒的海灣三面環海,
某方面也像個湖泊吧!
而且這裡的海水較淺,海水特別淺藍,
就如其名一樣,藍湖Lagoa Azul

By the side of the bay,
there is one trail to the lighthouse wit white and red,
The blue lake lighthouse (Farol da Lagoa Azul) is very eye-catching for me.

The view is very well here,
we can see the coast and blue lake lighthouse.
這裡其實也是個著名的浮淺聖地,
除了海水漂亮外,海裡的生物也十分多,
但這次因為看到旁邊有道路通往燈塔,
故我跟Jasão整個目光都被給吸住了,
在前往燈塔上的草原風光實在是太美了!





I bought a set stamps of lighthouse in Sao Tome and Principe.
Almost lighthouse is in white and red, just like this lighthouse of Lagoa Azul.
But the lighthouse is not on the set of stamps...
聖多美郵票有一套是燈塔郵票,
每個燈塔都是紅白相間的,可能是這裡燈塔的通用色彩,
但藍湖的這座燈塔卻沒在這套郵票上,
有點可惜。






There are also several strange trees.
They are very huge, and the trunk of tree is very thick.
Latin name is Adansonia, a typical common name is "Baobab"
They are common in mainland Africa.
The special is he wood does not produce annual growth rings,
though radiocarbon dating may be able to provide age data.

另外旁邊有很多很怪的大樹,
樹幹非常的粗,跟上面的樹枝比例有點怪異~
查過資料後,是非洲常見的猴麵包樹(猢猻樹屬),英文俗名為名Baobab
由於葉子在旱季會掉光,樹枝很像插入天空的樹根,
猢猻樹也被稱為"倒栽樹"(英文Upside-down Tree)。
根據一些非洲神話,這樹被種反了。這樹非洲人中很受尊崇,
以自己的語言稱之為"生命樹",也有叫"生之母"﹐或直接叫『母親』。
由於它遠高於其他的樹,又被稱為"樹王"。由於樹幹儲水量大,也被稱為"瓶子樹"
另外沒有年輪須要靠同位素測年齡,
故照片中一圈圈與平常樹的年輪不太一樣。


Lagoa Azul was includes of Praia series stamp in 2010. (Praia Lagoa Azul- São Tomé)
And we can see this big tree in stamp!

Lagoa Azul is a very beautiful place of Sao Tome.
Not only the clean sea, the grasslands and the lighthouse were also so touched me!

結果在藍湖旁邊拍得太開心了,
反倒是藍湖本身沒拍多少張呢!
但這一區真的還滿漂亮的~
下次有機會再來浮淺吧!



Key word: West Afica, Seascape, Baobab, Lighthouse, stamps
Palavra chave: África Ocidental, Marinha, Farol, Selos




6 comments:

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    1. I trade postcards,phonecards, ....and stamps too,if u want to b my new pal or swapper pls contact me.u can see my blogs ñ the subject too. Tkhs. Manuela

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  2. Hey Wei-Siang Jhan!
    How are you?
    I'm Abbas from Iran, a new member of postcrossing.com and I found you there , As I need a postcard of Saotome with nice stamps of there back for my collection, so I want to know would you like to swap?
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    waiting eagerly for your reply :)
    regards
    Abbas

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  3. Hi Wei,

    I am very interested in Sao Tome and Principe and it's culture. Would you be interested in swapping postcard(s) with me?

    If yes, great - let's swap addresses. If no, my apologies, and please ignore this request,

    Thanks for your time and take care,

    Francis

    P.S. You can see my postcards and stamps on my Facebook page here if interested:
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    P.S. My email is francis(dot)corbett(at)live(dot)com

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