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I did them all!

Today – in the Basque country – I ‘did’ the last two bordermarkers of the Pyrenees, still to be photographed by me. We are talking about those bordermarkers which – to our knowledge – still exist. Some bordermarkers – as you know – have disappeared or are destroyed, like bm255 and 271bis.

I didn’t know these last two bordermarkers until last week. Charles Darrieu told me about them and provided pictures. So I extended my trip to the Basque country to complete this very quest of mine. They are double or extra bordermarkers of existing ones. By the way: in the last two weeks I also photographed bm330, bm310bis and bm251-cross, three other missing (by me) bordermarkers.

One of today’s markers is an extra number 85 on a rock, some 10 meters from the pillar 85, hidden under fallen trees. It’s mentioned in Javier Martínez Ruiz’ comprehensive article.

The other one is a second nr 146 + cross, close to the pillar 146. Another nr 146 + cross is to be found at the other side of the pillar, that one I did in the spring.

 

The discovery of bm310bis, unknown before

August 2012. This bordercross on Col de Peyrelue was unknown to the ‘bordermarkers-scene’. The official treaties do not mention this bm. But this bm was accidentally mentioned in 2 newspaper articles. A local historian – Jean-Pierre Dugène – is an expert on the crosses (other than official bordercrosses), used by shepherds as bordermarkers around Col de Pourtalet. He confirmed the existence of bm310bis and kindly sent this picture.