Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A geological yin and yang

In the heart of Peneda-Gerês National Park, after hiking for a few hours, one arrives to a green pasture surrounded by granite, known as Prado da Rocalva. Two of the rock formations that border it are quite intriguing, specially because they look so different from each other.

On the Western end of the pasture rises the Rocanegra (Black Rock). It is a menacing formation, with dark and almost vertical slopes, split by some ancient cataclysms.

On the opposite side, stands the Rocalva (White Rock). It looks like a melting ice-cream scoop, rounded and smooth, almost comical if it weren't for its massiveness.

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