Skip to comments.Geology Picture of Last Week, 08/15-21/2010: El ojo de aguja
Posted on 08/22/2010 9:46:38 PM PDT by cogitator
I'll do this a bit differently; click the image and go to where you can click on a bigger version.
Text accompanying the first:
Etretat is well known for its cliffs, including a famous natural arch, which some call "The needle's eye." These cliffs and the beach next to them, attracted many artists (Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet). Étretat was the birthplace of Elie Halévy (1870-1937), philosopher and historian. In the French coast in the department of Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, are the spectacular cliffs of Etretat, only two hours from Paris by car.
These are two views of the same subject under somewhat different conditions.
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Great photos!.. And “Good Fellas” is on Spike right now!
Beautiful, but watch that first step, it’s a long one.
Cool. Looks like a giant horse drinking.
Was one scene from the Indiana Jones movie filmed there?
Thank you for posting the pictures.
Trying to imagine the unlimited power, and the time, that it took the forces of nature to sculpt these absolutely beautiful pieces of art, vastly overwhelms my mind.
¡Ay, ¡Ay!, ¡ay! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!
Bullfights in Normandy?
Now, this is NOT Etretat.
Where is this picture from?
Darn, I thought it said Gynocolgy picture of the week.
Really nice and neat. Thanks!
I think that it is Étretat, but the arch to the west of the more famous one.
Except that the pictures shows neither an eye nor a needle, but is called “The big door”
Exactly--that's what I was saying. These are both near the town of Étretat, but the one pictured is not the famous "Eye of the Needle" painted by Monet, et al. I think that the text was correct; the headline (and your first comment :-) were not.
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