The city of Paris is the gray area in northern France. View of the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain taken April 1985.The snow-covered mountains, which form a formidable physical barrier between France to the north (left) and Spain to the south (right), are the main focus of this low-oblique, southeast-looking photograph.
The full moon reflects brightly on the water surface and also illuminates the tops of low patchy clouds over the border (center). Rich in antiquities and picturesque landscapes, the island provinces of Corsica, France, (top) and Sardinia, Italy, (bottom) have captured the imaginations of historians and poets alike for centuries.
Corsica, crowned with snow-capped mountains, jeweled with shimmering lakes, and cloaked in misty emerald forests, is situated in the Mediterranean Sea southeast of mainland France.
The island has almost 1,700 hills and mountains, and is carved by an extensive network of rivers.
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