Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

Two photos this week, of the necropolises (necropolii?) at Revenga and Cuyacabras, Spain.

P was disappointed that they’re only 1,000 years old, which speaks to the differing expectations of a Spaniard and a Canadian (my nation of birth is officially just over a tenth that old).

It only occurred to me afterward that we should have laid Seve down beside them for scale, since about half were smaller than he was at the time, not even six months old.

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Beyond the obvious “beyond this world” connotation, second image shows, in the distance, a peak still snow-capped even in April.  I want to say that it’s Tres Provincias — La Rioja, and Soria and Burgos in Castilla y León — but I trust neither my memory nor my sense of geography.  Besides, what locals call key features of the mountain range often differs considerably from what you’ll find on a map, Google or otherwise.

More at The Daily Post weekly photo challenge.

Comments

  1. What (I’m afraid to ask) did they bury in those?

  2. looks eerie.

    • We were there on a bright and sunny spring day and it wasn’t at all creepy. On a foggy November day? I imagine that’s a totally different experience!

  3. These photos I think were creepy. haha I mean look at the shapes of those concaves.. :) Interesting photos though. :)

  4. It is a remarkable place… I can only imagine. :-)

  5. Fabulous shots, Jeni. Creepy too! :)

  6. Northern Narratives says:

    Very interesting place.

  7. I love your take on the theme :)

  8. Really interesting shots Jeni! Completely different from any of the other pics I saw during the course of this week’s challenge. Fits the “beyond” category completely.

  9. Very interesting – beyond, for sure. And thanks for visiting my blog –

  10. I’ve never seen anything like this. Quite interesting, and I do love the mountains beyond. Great selection for the challenge.

  11. I’ve never see anything like this before.

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