A geological wonder, the Les Penitents des Mees is a row of columnar rocks which stretch across 2 kilometres of the surrounding green landscape and rise to 100 metres high. They are situated near the town of Les Mees in the Alpes de Haute region of the Provence in France.
These rock formations are thought to be a procession of banished monks who were turned to stone by Saint Donat, a hermit who lived in a cave, who punished the monks for taking a fancy to some captured Moorish beauties.
The rock formations are made up of millions of tiny pebbles and stones which can be seen from the Chapel of St Roch in the village of Mees. It is also possible to walk along the top of these formations from the village of Les Mees.
The Alpes de Haute region (department) is one of the largest of the Provence as well as the least populated.
Les Penitents des Mees, rows of columnar rocks over 100 metres high and over 2 kms long near the village of Les Mees, Alpes de Haute, Provence, France, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/80 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.
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