John Slavin Art

Portfolio: 3. Canigou and Bugarach

Bugarach the Upside Down Mountain

Bugarach the Upside Down Mountain

Story of the Upside Down Mountain:
At the end of a hot day spent by the shady tranquillity of the cascades in Catalan, the pilgrim sees the heights of Bugarach ascending as the powerful sun descends. This magic mountain, highest in the Corbières, has top layers millions of years older than the lower strata. Known as ‘the upside down mountain’, Bugarach stands a little away from its brothers in the Pyrenees surrounded by legend. Part of a chain on which the Cathars built their fortresses, it is itself without fortification; Pic de Bugarach is said to interfere with the navigation of aircraft and electrical communications.

Original
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"
Sold
Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre