The westernmost point of Europe (Europas westlichster Punkt) / Azores

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alopex2000 on October 4, 2011

Loamvalley, die Azoren müssen kein Traum bleiben, das Ziel kann man angehen! Ich wünsch dir viel Erfolg - und weiterhin schöne Bilder.

Hubs56 on September 5, 2012

wie lange hast du dich damit gespielt, oder warst du nur Nutznießer - auf alle Fälle hast du dieses Kunstwerk gut in Szene gesetzt

servus, Hubs

alopex2000 on September 6, 2012

Hubs, es hat schon eine Weile gedauert. Aber ich war im Urlaub und da hat man ein wenig Zeit.

Scott Ellwanger on October 23, 2012

That seems but familiar. Greetings from Germany click here

Slavа on December 3, 2012

Шатал ноутбук в разные стороны - не падает пирамида :)

Paco Ciclon on December 9, 2012

This is a great picture, the composition is very good


my best wishes

Don Z on January 23, 2013

Excellent photo!!
Best regards, DonZ
(my gallery)

Dominique Rolland ✩☂ on March 13, 2013



Boris54 on April 11, 2013

woher kommt dieser Brauch, Steine aufeinander zu legen, man findet solche Haufen oft gegenüber dem meer (Nordkapp,...)?

alopex2000 on May 26, 2013

Boris: Manchmal sind es öffentliche Wegmarkierungen oder besondere Punkte, manchmal persönliche Meilensteine. Hier ist es beides - das äußerste Ende Europas und gleichzeitig der westlichste Punkt auf meiner persönlichen Landkarte.

WilliamEbling on August 11, 2013

If you look closely at Google earth you will see that Flores and Corvo are both located WEST of the Mid Atlantic Ridge. Technically that means that Flores and Corvo are riding west on a different plate than its Azorean neighbors to the east which are headed east. Therefore its not technically correct to say its the most WESTERN spot on the continent of Europe, rather if you are going to apply "continental" logic to these most western island of the mid ocean archipelago one would have to say more correctly they are the most EASTERN spot on the Continent of North America.

alopex2000 on August 13, 2013

William, you are completely right! You refer to the geological perspective.
But there are three kinds of Europe: The geological, geographical and political.

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