Parc Naturel des Pyrénées Ariégeoises, France…
motto:”Whenever I need to recreate myself, I seek the darkest woods, the thickest and most interminable ones. I enter as in a sacred place – a ‘sanctum sanctorum’: there is the strength and the marrow of Nature.”(Henry David Thoreau – “Walking”)
Situated 1h 1/2-drive from Toulouse, in the heart of its “elder sisters” – the Eastern Pyrenees and the Atlantic ones, the “Pyrénées ariégeoises” are part of the common border between France, Andorra and Spain; Ariège is both the name of the river and of the county. In the background of my photos, you can see the Andorran Pyrénées.
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“spicy Mel B” @ Plateau de Beille, Pyrénées Ariégeoises… WHY have I been nicknamed “spicy Mel B”?! – well, it’s not because of the “Spice Girls”, but due to my red chili pepper T-shirt! 🙂
N.B. For the North Americans who have never set foot in our “old Europe”… 🙂 the French-Spanish Pyrenees range forms a majestic, picturesque and natural “wall” that may be crossed and visited with NO control of any ID-card or passport, which are required by the airport customs only… last but not least: you may travel all over Europe, from one country to another, by car or on foot, without being controlled at the borders! 🙂
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have a grand and relaxing weekend, guys! 🙂