There’s nothing like a mountain to make you feel small

Mountains have a great way of telling you just how insignificant you are in the scale of things.

Rock on

“What are men to rocks and mountains?”
The quotation that introduces my entry in this week’s Travel Theme: Stone challenge is courtesy of Jane Austen (‘Pride and Prejudice’). Heaven knows, there’s nothing like a mountain to put you in your place.

The North Face of the Eiger, Switzerland.

The North Face of the Eiger, Switzerland.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Wadi Rum, Jordan.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Wadi Rum, Jordan.

The Three Sisters, Katoomba, Australia.

The Three Sisters, Katoomba, Australia.

Rock bridge, Sao Lourenco, Madeira.

Rock bridge, Sao Lourenco, Madeira.

Eroded by wind, used for target practice by Napolean and roosted upon by pigeons, the Sphinx is battered but remains enigmatic. (Cairo, Egypt)

Eroded by wind, used for target practice by Napolean and roosted upon by pigeons, the Sphinx is battered but remains enigmatic. (Cairo, Egypt)