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La Palma skies.

April 2013. La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain. On top of the Caldera de Taburiente, at an altitude of over 2400 meter, you’ll find Europe’s biggest astronomical observatory of the northern hemisphere, showing impressive skies to the visiting astronomers. The first … Continue reading

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Birds of La Palma

February 2013. The island of La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) is not really the best place for birdwatching or bird photography. Birds are not abundant…  you’ll see an occasional preybird, some crows, some very small singing-birds and that’s about it….   But … Continue reading

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Dreamin’ is free !

January 14th, 2013. We haven’t seen the sun for quite some time now. (or just briefly) Always cloudy, always rain. Cold rain. Terrible. I hate it.  And now we have some snow. And more snow to come. From what I … Continue reading

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The history of human race

Vallée de la Vézère, Dordogne, France, Dec 28-30th. The history of the human race depicted in one picturesque valley in the Périgord region: we present to you the amazing “vallée de la Vézère”!

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Season’s Greetings !

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The reward ….

June 2012. Spanish Pyrenees. After a long walk up the mountain, sometimes stumbling, suffering, asking yourself why on earth you are doing this, comes finally the reward: reaching the destination where you feel on top of the world, a place … Continue reading

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Forest fire, La Palma.

La Palma, august 21st. When we arrived at La Palma, two weeks ago, there was a forest fire in the southern part of the island. We have watched fire-fighting helicopters and aircraft flying on and off for more than a … Continue reading

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Make a wish ….

August 13, 2012 . I was able to spend august 11th and 12th at the Roque de los Muchachos observatory, visiting Patricia during her observing run. These dates were not randomly picked: they happen to be the nights when the Perseid meteor … Continue reading

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