This is the westernmost expression of the great alpine orogeny, formed at the meeting point of the African and Eurasian plates.
This ancient landscape of sand is being metamorphosed and twisted by unimaginable pressure.
Thrust and overthrust, the solid rock becomes plastic and flows like water under the influence of these great forces.
These mountains are thus in constant motion, though to our eyes and limited span they appear static and adamantine.
This is just a part of the great motion of our small blue planet.
One of the wheels within wheels of the native cosmology.
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Photo: The mountain from Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.