Category Archives: landscapes

The Cumbrecita pass

July, 30th, La Cumbrecita, La Palma. Before travelling to the observatory of Roque de los Muchachos (2400 m), a short stop at this scenic place to view the inner Caldera de Taburiente seems always rewarding..

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Estanys de Aigues Tortes

June-July, 2015. Val de Boi, Aigues Tortes. The mountain lakes are the perfect spot for escaping the heat wave… Below you find a) the view above the “Embalse de Cavallers” and b) the Estany Dellui.

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Val D’Aran, the forgotten valley

June, 27th, Bossòst, Spain. In Val d’Aran, the language is the Aranees. Though part of Spain, it lies on the Northern flank of the Pyrenees. In a glimpse, you are on the sunny side taking the tunnel, but strolling a bit in Val d’Aran reveals some wonderful spots, … Continue reading

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Preserved sites

December, 31st, the Vézère, Dordogne. The last day of the year is spent in a well-preserved site of the ‘Vallée de l’Homme’. The site is a 60-m high cliff named the Grand-Roc just outside Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac. It contains a richly decorated cave with a lot of “excentrics” as well … Continue reading

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Estany Roi II

June 19th, 2014, Vall de Boi, Catalunya, Spain. Viewed from the watery edges of Estany Roi at about 2300 m altitude, this mountain (Pic de Ferro) located very near the Aigüestortes national park, Spanish Pyrenees, has the looks of a children’s fantasy mountain…This colourful display is due … Continue reading

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The Bejenado volcano

Jan, 1st, El Bejenado, La Palma. Impressive views of the island can be observed while climbing to the top of this volcanic cone (1854 m). On transparent days, the neighbouring islands of Tenerife and La Gomera are clearly visible to … Continue reading

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Burnt mountain

Jan, 4th, Llano del Jable, La Palma. The scene is set by this lava field near Montaña Quemada  (i.e. the “burnt” mountain), one of our favourite spots on the island!

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Autumn progression

Nov, 24th, Fonds de Lustin. A steep hillside across the valley of the river Meuse is dressing up in the newest shades of autumn.

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