Sunday, June 26, 2011

Auvergne's Volcanoes

Another french card, this one really sent from France. The card shows some of Auvergne's volcanoes but it was sent from Paris due to the meeting that took place last weekend. It was sent by Valérie "octabis" and signed by her, "pazzolina", "doumik" and "Dorsz".

Auvergne is one of the 27 administrative regions of France. The region contains many volcanoes, although the last confirmed eruption was around 6,000 years ago. They began forming some 70,000 years ago, and most have eroded away leaving plugs of unerupted hardened magma that form rounded hilltops known as puys.

The card shows: top left, Sancy puy (1886 m); right, Côme puy (1253 m) and in the background the Dôme puy (1465 m). Bottom left, Mary puy (1787 m); right, Pavin lake.

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