Category Archives: travel, Spain

The movie “Gondwana”

August 31st, 2017, Halle. The movie was selected by the Jury: a play of dark and light, water and air, Earth and sky. Anxiously awaiting the verdict… at the International Film Festival Namur Nature (Oct. 2017)!

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Alimoche

June, 2009-2011, Spanish pre-Pyrenees. What is the meaning of the blogsite’s name? The name is that of a bird, one of the smallest and funniest vultures: the Egyptian vulture (el alimoche, le percnoptère d’Egypte, de aasgier). It is also the smartest … Continue reading

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Top view

Aug. 14th, 2017, Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma. Now that the dusty layer has (almost) settled, the observatory’s top location offers its spectacular views again, also during daytime…

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The game of water (I)

June 23rd, 2017, Vall de Boi, Catalunya, Spain. In the high valley of the Sant Marti river, at the border of the National Parc de Aigues Tortes, lie the estanys del Pessó. El estany del Pessó de Baix is a beautiful one, with its … Continue reading

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Amidst the clouds!

Dec. 21st, 2016. The shortest day and the longest night of the year for this hemisphere. We’re stuck in the middle of it: huge amounts of thick, white, humid and dripping material that doesn’t want to leave the mountain top.

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Night watch with clouds

Dec, 18th, 2016. We spend these last days of the year just waiting for the clouds to go away from our favorite observatory…

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Above the clouds

May 5th, 2016, Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma. Surrounded by an ocean of clouds which sometimes reach the summit, the observatory stays clear from clouds during the night. During daytime an explosion of flowers can be seen, with “los … Continue reading

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At the observatory

Jan, 24th, 2016. The last sunset of this January campaign seen from the observatory of Roque de los Muchachos (2400 m) merited a quick stroll to the edge of the mountain crater…

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