The valley of El Torcal in Spain is a wondrous place to visit. The place is full of limestone slabs stacked on top of eachother. These slabs are generally regarded as the most impressive examples of karstification in all of Europe.
Although El Torcal used to be a seabed in the Jurassic Age, nowadays it is uplifted more than thirteen hundred meters, resulting in a modest mountain range. The limestone blocks of which the seabed existed have been subject to erosion as a result of a series of fractures, cracks and faults, leading to the slab formation that is visible today.
These slabs are presented in the forefront of this picture. On the horizon lies the Parque Natural Montes de Málaga, a 5000-hectare wide park. It is considered the green lung of the city of Malaga, with its location just 5 kilometers north of Malaga. Both areas are popular visiting places for inhabitants of Malaga, lending plenty of hiking trails throughout the countryside for the locals.
In this picture, I juxtapositioned the limestone slabs in the front with the rolling wine fields and national park on the horizon. The road in between connects these places, making the picture whole.
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