Lake Tahoe Photos, July 2005

We spent the weekend of the 4th of July at Lake Tahoe. We were able to catch the fireworks show from a spot right on the beach! The fireworks are very beautiful as they reflect on the water; I recommend seeing fireworks over a body of water whenever possible! Unfortunately, I didn’t get any good pictures of the reflections, though I did get a couple of good aerial shots (more fireworks photos on Flickr).


One of the most beautiful areas of an extremely beautiful lake is Emerald Bay, located on the western side of Lake Tahoe. Nestled in the middle of Emerald Bay is Fannette Island. Interestingly enough, Fannette Island is the home of a summer place known as Vikingsholm. Built for Lora J. Knight, it was finished in the fall of 29 and occupied in time for Midsummer’s Day in 1930. Though Lora was English, she commissioned her nephew by marriage, the Swedish architect Lennart Palme, to design the plans for Vikingsholm.

Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

Fannette Island and Vikingsholm

Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay, Fannette Island, Vikingsholm

Eagle Falls plummets down to the lake.

Lake Tahoe, Eagle Falls

More Lake Tahoe pictures are available on Flickr. Also, a couple of years ago I posted some pictures from a prior trip to Tahoe, as well as some blog entries from that trip.