Friday, October 23, 2009

The 2000 year road

This photo shows part of a Roman road, built in the first century A.C. to connect the cities of Braga (Portugal) and Astorga (Spain). It was originally about 320 km long and one of its purposes was to facilitate the fast displacement of the Roman armies. Most of the road is remarkably well preserved, at least in the Portuguese part. It crosses some beautiful natural scenery and is an excellent opportunity for relaxing hiking or biking trips.

Pentax K10D + Zeiss Distagon 25/2.8

This Summer, part of the forest shown above was consumed by a forest fire. It saddens me to think of that. But the road is still there and the forest will grow back again. Just like it has along the last 20 centuries.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You must visit "Las Médulas", ols gold minery in León (Spain).