Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The view from Faugères


Snow-topped Mont Canigou, 150 kilometres away


and the rest of the eastern Pyrenees, looking small in comparison.

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A capitelle (left, above), one of the stone shepherds’ or goatherds’ huts which are dotted all over the hills around Faugères.  They were used for shelter.  This one, near the cave cooperative, has been restored by a group of local people who rebuild the stone walls and old buildings around the village.  Down in the valley of the river Orb, the peach trees were in flower near Hérepian (above, right).


michelle said...

The light on Mont Canigou is beautiful. And the peach blossoms - fantastic. It looks like it was a beautiful spring day.

Stefaneener said...

It's so beautiful. I love the marching lines of trees.

Jon Storey said...

Happy memories of a train journey from Toulouse to Carcassonne a few years ago, craning my neck for the view of the Pyrenees.

HappyMouffetard said...

What a view!

Jan said...

Fabulous photos of the Pyrenees! How strange that we can see further along the other side of them.