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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.


Another proof of bm310bis

We only recently know that there is a bordercross 310bis although it wasn’t mentioned in the original “Traité” (=delimitation-treaty). See this previous post.
We don’t know when of why it was engraved. But it exists.

And this picture is another proof. Robert Darrieumerlou (thank you, Robert) found this picture on this website.

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.