This is a spectacular picture of one of the most interesting areas I have discovered in France, Brittany. It is a little further West of Normandy, located on the Northern part of France. This is another place where the landscape is shaped by the interaction of three elements: water, by its waves, earth, by its rocks, and wind. The battle of the three results in extreme rough terrain, which I like to simply call “Brittany- the Country of Rocks”. The stone is the fundamental element of the area. It is present almost everywhere, including in Breton traditional homes and, I think it is organically integrated also in the spirit of the locals. Of course, the most spectacular representations of stone natural builds are on the swirling shores.

Sunset at the End of the World – Pointe du Raz, Brittany, France

In the picture I captured one of the many castellated points that create important landmarks on hiking trails in the area. It’s called Pointe du Raz. Its discovery was quite exciting for me, also from a semantic point of view. This is because “Raz” is basically a short version of my name. In fact, in my childhood, my friends used to call me “Razi.” At that time, it had almost become my real name. So, when I arrived to these places, of course, I was wondering who was Mr. Raz, who discovered this place before me … i though it must have been a pirate, because not far away, on the same coast, is the “City of Corsairs”, Saint Malo.

In fact, “Raz” is the name of a special type of wave that exists around these rocky land extremities. Raz waves are also the result of the interaction of water, wind and rock. These are some superficial currents generated by the wind on the surface of the water. They posed a great challenge for the navigators of old days, especially when docking. And at the same time, they have contributed to the shaping of the stone, resulting in wildly sculptured forms. The image represents a colourful metaphor of a sunset that I was fortunate to admire while being there. From the beauty of this image transpires the ubiquitous presence of the wind, fully integrated into the landscape.