Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vista do forte de Almádena

Notas esparsas de férias- vista do forte de Almádena: (Via aguarelas de Turner.)

My sister has been on vacation and posted this picture. There are many beautiful rocky coasts in the US, from Maine to Mendocino, but this particular composition of cliff and sea color doesn't match anything I've ever seen in this continent. Maybe it's just how it evokes those intense memories of childhood summers. But this picture, coming as it does as I take my own vacation in Chile exploring skiable volcanos (more pictures to come), makes a striking contrast with today's snow-swept araucarias.

araucarias in the snow