Sunday, October 28, 2012

La Brèche de Roland

One of the destinations during our hiking trips in the Pyrenees was the Brèche de Roland, a gigantic 'gap' in one of the mountain ranges close to Gavarnie. It's 40 m wide and 100 m high and offers spectacular views both from afar and from within. Here are three pictures I took, the first showing the Brèche as part of a panorama (slightly to the right from the center), the second being a close-up and the third being an 'over the head'-panorama taken while standing in the Brèche.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

In the Pyrenees

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Gavarnie falls

During our visit to the Pyrenees, we stayed in the village of Gavarnie, at the entrance of the famous Cirque du Gavarnie. This impressive amphitheater-like valley contains at its end the Gavarnie falls, which are at 422 m the highest waterfalls of Europe France.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Pyrenees

Two weeks ago we came back from our belated summer holidays, which we spend in the south-west of France and the north-east of Spain. Apart from enjoying the atlantic ocean (with all its fishes and seafood), we spent a couple of days hiking in the Pyrenees. The weather was perfect and the mountains are really beautiful! More pictures coming soon ...

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