La Serra dels Bufadors (Catalonia)

Posted on October 19, 2014 Leave a comment

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Recently, I had a nice time exploring  ‘La Serra dels Bufadors’, a mountain range located near Santa Maria de Besora, between the Osona and Ripolles regions. You can see a lot from up there and what is more incredible is the strange inner corridor you can find inside de peaks. It looks like at some point the mountain cracks and splits creating a unique and fragile micro ecosystem.

Holes in the soil, take step to many cavities from where we felt some cold air if we approach our mouths. Sometimes one can feel how air whistles inside: The name of Bufadors (blowers) came from this. Many principal holes have been explored by speleologists but the instable terrain and the danger that it represents, they have done disappear the speleological interest.

Check the next video to see more photos and footage from this amazing place, I’m waiting for you comments!

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Neverending Summer at ‘La Fageda d’en Jordà’ (Catalonia)

Posted on October 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Neverending Summer at La Fageda dèn Jordà
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Today I visited one of my favorite forests in Catalonia; ‘La fajeda d’en Jordà’ is an awesome place and each time I visit It, I discover new hideouts. It’s almost flat; covered by small hills of variable sizes, known locally as “tossols”; and full of paths.

The idea was to capture a fantastic set of autumn photos. However, like the last years, the weather has different plans… These last days, the temperature is to high, it’s looks like summer and right now only some leaves are starting to get yellow color typical for this season.

The forest is part of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of the Garrotxa Territory. If you like nature, you live in Catalonia, or you are planning to visit Barcelona and his surroundings, I definitely recommend you to make this excursion. You will enjoy it!

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The Puigmal seen from the ‘Collet de les Barraques’ (Catalan Pyrenees)

Posted on September 27, 2014 Leave a comment

The Puigmal seen from the ‘Collet de les Barraques’ in Catalonia
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Recently, I was foraging for mushrooms near the ‘El Collet de les Barraques’ in the Catalan Pyrenees. I wasn’t very lucky with the mushrooms, but I was happily surprised by green tones of the season on the landscape—the summer was ending and I decided I was wiser to capture photos instead of mushrooms.

On the left, you can see the peak of The Puigmal. At 2,909 meters, it is one of the highest peaks in the eastern Pyrenees and acts as a natural border between France and Catalonia.



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Streets of Mura (Catalonia)

Posted on September 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Streets of Mura (Catalonia)
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Mura is an idyllic village located inside the beautiful natural park of ‘Sant LLorenç del Munt I Serra de l’Obac’ in the province of Barcelona. As nearly all the houses are made of stone, it reminds one of medieval times.

A narrow set of streets, stairs, and ramps were constructed around the Sant Martí Church a long time ago to create the village we see today. It is not very big—you can tour the entire village in just a few hours—but the trip is worth it.

By the way, What do you prefer to visit while traveling, small picturesque towns or big cities?

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La Sèquia de Manresa – II (Catalonia)

Posted on September 7, 2014 Leave a comment

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Some time ago, I published another photograph of ‘La Sèquia,’ a 26 km water canal constructed in the 14th century to provide water to Manresa from the Llobregat River. In that post, I shared a little about the history behind this important medieval achievement.

This was taken not far from the previous shot, near Sallent, between a farm called ‘El Mas de la Coves’ (the farm with the caves) and an aqueduct with the same name. In fact, you can see how the water disappears inside into the aqueduct to let the traveler pass from one end of this long water canal to the other.

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Riera de Santa Fe (Catalonia)

Posted on August 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Riera de Santa Fe (Catalonia)
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 Some time ago, I visited the Santa Fe Water Reservoir. It’s located inside the Montseny Natural Park, which is a beautiful place to visit year round, between the province of Girona and the province of Barcelona in Catalonia.

Before reaching the reservoir, you have to walk side by side with ‘La Riera de Santa Fe,’ a small stream of water responsible for filling the reservoir. The landscape was gorgeous and a stop to take some pictures was a must.

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Enchanted Rocks (Sant Feliu de Pallerols, Catalonia)

Posted on August 16, 2014 Leave a comment

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This forest is located in the province of Girona, in Catalonia. The beech trees and massive rocks have been here for many thousands of years. This magical forest, with a quiet landscape, is a place with many legends.

One of these legends tells the story of a demon who lived here. Each time he would get upset, he would grab a rock and push it down the hill toward the houses of ‘Sant Feliu de Pallerols.’ The villagers were tired of trying to bear the situation, so they prayed to God. God sent an angel and the angel chained all the rocks down. After that, the devil was terribly bored and left to find a new place t where he could torment more people.

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