This is not a far planet but a hidden gem in Puglia: it’s the red lake in the bauxite quarry near Otranto (Lecce) in Italy, one of my best picks
You can’t find it in tourist guides: tourists do not know the red lake in the bauxite quarry near Otranto, Lecce in Salento, in Apulia region in Italy. It’s an hidden unusual place, indeed!
Ok, you know that bauxite is a dark red sedimentary rock from which aluminum is obtained: then it is called “lake of bauxite” but it’s not a lake with bauxite but because it was formed in a bauxite quarry. The exploitation of the quarry took place from 1940 to 1976, then it was abandoned. The infiltration of water from one of the aquifers created a pond of a deep emerald green color. Unfortunately the lake is not suitable for swimming. Believe me: when you taste powder in your mouth in a very hot summer afternoon, it’s a real pity.
The road is unpaved but you will be able to easily travel it with any car you have. The red powder is the real problem: get ready to stain all your clothes! I made a mess with my clothes!
You can find this photo on the major stock agencies: You probably have already met this sunset but now you can buy this photo directly from me.
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Where you can get this view of the red lake in the bauxite quarry near Otranto
In particular you can buy the Royalty-Free stock photo of red soils around the freshwater lake formed in a former quarry for the extraction of bauxite in Italy at ChristianaImago.com for your projects, events, blogs or articles.
And you can buy a Fine Art Print red soils around the lake in bauxite quarry from HomeNeedsPrints.com for your home decor or lifestyle.
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