Last week we visited the arid landscape of Arizona. It is time to move to greener pastures and we go to Romania, in Caras-Severin county, Nera Gorges - Beusnita National Park.
We are exactly at the 45th parallel north and we are going to visit Bigar Waterfall, the miracle from Minis Canyon.
It was recently called the most unique waterfall in the world, and, while not large or powerful, the way the water trickles over the moss covered stone into the crystal clear pool makes you want to sit down and linger there for a while.
It is located in the forests of the Anina Mountains and is formed by an underground water spring that spills into the Minis River.
A local legend says that the Snow Queen, who's beautiful face mortal people can only hope to see in the ice mirror of the cold mountain waters, makes her ice castle, each winter, at Bigar.
It is easy to miss out on the wonder of nature, it is very close to the national road 57 but the only thing that gives it away is that you will see a lot of cars parked near a tall sign that announces you are at the 45th parallel.
Photo credits: Ldphotostock, Porojnicu.