Reunion Monochromes

10th to 13th October 2015. Reunion.
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The images that follow are monochrome conversions of colour images that appeared in the four previous posts covering my recent visit to Reunion.  The images are in chronological order.  Click on a link below an image for the post containing the colour version of that image and other contextual and historical information.  If there is no link with the image, look for the last link in the preceding images.  Similarly, if there is no label the previous one applies.

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Architecture, Cilaos, Forêt de Bébour, Grand Galet, Hell-bourg, Landscape, Le Maido, Macro, Nature, Photography, Piton Sainte Rose, Reunion, Travel, Vieux port, Wilderness

Cilaos.

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Architecture, Cilaos, Forêt de Bébour, Grand Galet, Hell-bourg, Landscape, Le Maido, Macro, Nature, Photography, Piton Sainte Rose, Reunion, Travel, Vieux port, Wilderness .

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Grand Galet.

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South Coast.

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Vieux Port.

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Piton Sainte Rose.

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Architecture, Cilaos, Forêt de Bébour, Grand Galet, Hell-bourg, Landscape, Le Maido, Macro, Nature, Photography, Piton Sainte Rose, Reunion, Travel, Vieux port, Wilderness

Sentier Botanique de Bras Cabot.

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Hell-bourg from La Fenêtre.

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Salazie from La Fenêtre.

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Beldevere de Bois Court.

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Architecture, Cilaos, Forêt de Bébour, Grand Galet, Hell-bourg, Landscape, Le Maido, Macro, Nature, Photography, Piton Sainte Rose, Reunion, Travel, Vieux port, Wilderness

Saint-Leu.

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Le Maido.

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Salazie.

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Hell-bourg.

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Architecture, Cilaos, Forêt de Bébour, Grand Galet, Hell-bourg, Landscape, Le Maido, Macro, Nature, Photography, Piton Sainte Rose, Reunion, Travel, Vieux port, Wilderness .

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Trivia note:  There is now nearly 9,000 images on this blog and we have just passed 250,000 words.

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Forêt de Bébour

12th October 2015. Reunion.

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Early in the morning I drove north and then went for a walk of a kilometre or two in Sentier Botanique de Bras Cabot, a nature reserve in the Forêt de Bébour.  Other, more extensive walks were available for someone with more time.

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This was my journey for the day.  I started at Bras de Calumets and drove to La Fenêtre via Sentier Botanique de Bras Cabot, ending up at my accommodation for the night above the west coast.  There is another La Fenêtre overlooking Cirque de Cilaos rather than Cirque de Salazie but I ran out of time to visit the second one.

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Architecture, Forêt de Bébour, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Reunion, seascape, Travel, Wilderness

Most of the images in this post are from my walk through the wild nature reserve at Sentier Botanique de Bras Cabot.

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Many of these images involve multiple exposures through a macro lens combined through photo stacking.

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Architecture, Forêt de Bébour, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Reunion, seascape, Travel, Wilderness .

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Architecture, Forêt de Bébour, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Reunion, seascape, Travel, Wilderness .

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Architecture, Forêt de Bébour, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Reunion, seascape, Travel, Wilderness .

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Architecture, Forêt de Bébour, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Reunion, seascape, Travel, Wilderness .

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Architecture, Forêt de Bébour, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Reunion, seascape, Travel, Wilderness

Without a path or a compass and map, it might be easy to get lost here.

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Moving on from Sentier Botanique de Bras Cabot, we are now at La Fenêtre, overlooking the Cirque de Salazie.

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The town is Hellbourg that I visited the next day and that you will see in the next post.

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Architecture, Forêt de Bébour, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Reunion, seascape, Travel, Wilderness

Back near the route to the West Coast, this is Belvedere de Bois Court.  That waterfall wouldn’t look so small if you were beside it.

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A similar but wider view.  The village on the other side is accessible only on foor; there are no roads over there.  It is also the starting point for some longer walks.

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There were also a couple of azaleas on the path to the lookout.

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Architecture, Forêt de Bébour, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Reunion, seascape, Travel, Wilderness .

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Architecture, Forêt de Bébour, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Reunion, seascape, Travel, Wilderness

This was my room for the night at Caz Oceane.  I don’t often mention the places I stay at but this was special in more ways than one.

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A spectacular view of the sunset unfolded from the balcony at the front of the house.

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We had a wonderful dinner with eight or ten people around a long people.  A very varied conversation and surprisingly for very French Reunion, the common language was English.  There was a couple there that I had briefly met four days earlier in Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Gardens in Mauritius.

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