Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The other side of the mountain

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Lake O’Hara
©2013 Charlene Brown

In 1916, the American artist John Singer Sargent famously painted Lake O’Hara from this spot, since known as Sargent’s Point.  It continues to be a favourite location for painters almost one hundred years later.
From here you can see one of the most perfect settings inthe Rockies – the other side of Mount Victoria and Mount Lefroy which form the backdrop for Lake Louise.  In a way, Lake O’Hara is the mirror image of Lake Louise… except it is much smaller, about 1000 feet higher, and a much deeper green.