Thursday, May 23, 2013

Andorra La Vella, Andorra

Look at that scree! No, scree isn't the Catalan word for 'church.' It's the geographer's word for downslope accumulations of rocky detritus (a.k.a. talus). You can see how weathering and erosion are tearing down the Pyrenees and making it difficult for vegetation to get a foothold on these active slopes. As for the church, it's Sant Esteve. [2005]

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