Category Archives: landscapes

The volcan of San Antonio

July 28th, Fuencalientes, La Palma. Final excursion after the observational work at the Observatory of Roque de los Muchachos: the Southern tip shows the young age of the island, with volcanos emerging from the ocean after having erupted during the previous century, El Teneguia, seen from … Continue reading

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El Tendal, a museum about the way of life of the Benahoaritas

July 28th, 2019, El Tendal, La Palma. First visit to a splendid exhibition which is presented in the museum of El Tendal, opposite the cave which gave its name. Love the pretty design of the panels telling about the way of life of … Continue reading

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The “Borinage”

February 18th, 2019, La Louvière. In this central region of Belgium, most hills (or terrils) are artificially created. They are the silent witnesses of the past, i.e. the exploitation of the coal. Their slopes are covered by an exuberant vegetation while their flattened tops may … Continue reading

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Pyrenees, anno 2017

Dec 1st, 2018. Just because we like them: a composite image of some of the finest images taken in the Pyrenees mountains, all taken in Spain during our holidays in 2017. One glance, one happy summer!  

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First snow of the year

La Bresse, Vosges, France, Oct 29th, 2018. The first snow caught us during this break, in which the autumn colours are at their best. Walking in the midst of the snow-powered giant trees, the landscape discloses its glaciary origin. In … Continue reading

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Salt in the mountain

Foz de Salinas, June 2018. The church tower is the best evidence of the abandoned Salinas Viejas, which used to be a salt mining village. Foz de Salinas is the name of the passage through the abrupt standing walls of the site carved by the water. The … Continue reading

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Grotte d’Eprave

May, 21st, Rochefort, Belgium. Welcome to this geological surprise: the resurgence of the river “Lomme” in the neighbourhood of Rochefort, a touristic centre of the Ardennes. A few  people know that a path leading to the cave of Eprave also discloses the resurgence of the subterranean river which travelled for several kilometers under the … Continue reading

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Specialists of survival

Vosges, France, Sep. 2017. Plants of these acid swamps developed special tricks in order to survive in a wet and poor environment. Symbiosis and flexibility are the tools they employed.

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