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11/07/2008

Orgues, Ille-sur-Têt, France


This photo was taken in Ille-sur-Têt, a village of Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, in France famous for its geologic site. The ‘orgues’ (organ pipes) are amazing rock formations produced by more than 5 million years of geological history; these natural chimneys are made up of columns of soft rock, eroded by rain, and overhung by harder rock which has resisted erosion. The combination of earth, water, wind and sun has given birth to a symphony of forms and colours that fire the imagination : centuries-old stone paths bordered by herb-covered slopes leads to the the amphitheatre, a mineral gem created by nature, surrounded by green pastures.

1 comment:

Harish said...

its an impressive photograph