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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

PROPRIANO


We were told not to go to Propriano. "It's awful and full of people." Well, in late October it was fine. Only two hotels open, but most of the restaurants and very few people to be seen. The first two pictures are taken from the window of our hotel.



I can't actually remember where this was. I'd like to see how they get the washing in and out.


These photos were on the way to Campomoro.



Monday, 17 November 2014

FILITOSA 8000 YEAR STANDING STONES




In southern Corsica we visited the bronze/iron age settlement of Filitosa, set a few miles from the sea. The standing stones there are rather unique (purists may object to "rather unique" but, what the hell) in that humans and metal weapons are depicted on them.





This is taken from the top of the monument and shows 4 of the 5 standing stones in a group





This is one of the early shelters.






Here is some cow shit being eaten by dung beetles. Not to everyone's taste but I think it reminds Ruth of Africa.








A recently stripped cork oak.






Two pictures of "the dinosaur". This is a naturally-occurring formation, but it must have meant something to iron age man since it is situated in the quarry and is undamaged.




A view of much of the site. Unfortunately the picture doesn't give much sense of the scale. The stone/iron age village is situated in the middle of the picture and if I were standing at the junction of the bare earth and the tree line, you'd be barely able to see me.