Sunday 18 November 2012


Fairy chimneys, organ pipes or badlands, you can take your pick of the ways to describe these rock formations which have been formed by erosion.  They lie near a small town called Ille sur Tet, between the mountains and the sea in the south of France, not far from Andorra and the border with Spain.  The mountain, Le Canigou, used to be thought to be the highest peak in the Pyrénées but it turns out to be only about 38th.  It may not be so high but it is a protected area, for its beauty and its wildlife.  And the lands don't look too bad to me.

This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"


  1. Things don't need to be the highest to be most impressive. The "fairy chimneys and organ pipes" are more fun descriptive than badlands, I think.

  2. These rock pinnacles - they look like they should be in Sosuth Dakota, in the American Badlands! How strange to see them in the French countryside.

    Thank you for joining in this week, andyour well wishes.

  3. The rock on the postcard almost looks like a ruined church. Fairy chimneys are a marvellous description, I bet there are all sorts of legends in that part of France.

  4. What a beautiful stamp (and card)!


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