Saturday, 30 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
A (very) close up picture of the rose granite through which the young Manzanares runs.
The Iberian "Sistema Central" mountains running more or less West-East until terminating at the perpendicular Iberian system, formed 40 million years earlier when Spain faced in another direction.
Limestone strata found in the Cordillera Iberica near Soria in northeast Spain.
The black lines represent the fold lines, showing how Iberia was squeezed while the plate rotated in its travels.
Elevation model of the central system and it's location on a general map of the Iberian peninsular. Notice how the land is raised higher to the north of the mountain range.
These staples were used to repair a crack in the Church in La Alberca, Salamanca. The crack opened after shock waves from the Lisbon earthquake reached the town. La Alberca is some 330 km distant from Lisbon.
Friday, 1 July 2011
By Richard Morley.
Cooling off in the cold, cold waters.
A local resident basks in the evening sun.
Going ...... going ........ soon to be gone. A boulder balances precariously over the river bank.
A couple of degrees less .....and this would be an icicle!!!