Jes' cain't say how gorgeous this little jaunt has been--mercy but this heah is a lovely country--an' the weather is perfecto. Spent two days in these heah Picos de Europa, even took that lurching cable car thang to the top of a peak. Once is enough. Oooh, dawgy. An' would y'all believe thar's still snow up thar?
From cable car heights to bowels of the earth in a massive cave--now thas' a juxtoposition fer ya'. That cave is a lesser visited one than famous Altimira --but at least ya' go in the real thang (Altimira closed to regular folks). It is impressive once ya git over makin' like a bat--cain't see in the pitch black, water drippin' ever'whar....but when the guide flicks on the high beam--astoundin'! Literally cavernous. Why a whole city of cave folk could live in it--an' maybe did. Doan know if it be fanciful or no, but they say life were good fer 'em heah so them cave babies flourished. Anyhoo, the paintings be shockin'ly good--how the cave dwellers used the natural bulge in a rock to simulate the concave body of bison or caballos. The detail be astoundin'. Claim is the artist(s) used hollow bird bones as a straw through which mineral powder be blown into the rock as outlines of images. Also--can ya' credit this?--the artists built scaffolding to reach the higher rock canvasses!
I'se travelin' wif'out the paraphernalia fer sophisticated communication -- please hang on fer mah own pictures --will return after a spell.
How's all y'all ? I see Sir Karl the Fair is hostin' Haiku Monday this week. Congrats on yore win, KF, an' what a champ to kick up a storm of a theme. Heh.
Hasta luego, amigos!
Posted by Aunty Belle at 12:19 AM