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Col Du Pourtalet Border Checkpoint
France

Positioned at the top of the Col du Portalet, this derelict border control sits between the Vallée d'Ossau in France to the north and the Vallée de Tena in Spain to the south.

As can be seen from the bullet marked windows, this facility has been unused for some considerable time.

Copyright: Tom hurley
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Resolution: 9000x4500
送信日: 27/08/2010
更新日: 09/11/2012
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Tags: vallée de tena; vallée d'ossau; col du pourtalet; el portalet; border; checkpoint; bullet; road; france; spain; pyrenees
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