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Bordermarkers 249-255

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Bm249

Photographed on
20090602


Bm250

Photographed on
20090602
Bm250

Photographed on
20100906
(more pictures on that page)

Picture of bm250 still in vertical position.

Photographed in the years 2000-2003. Source: "The Murgoi-files" of Jesús Murueta Goikoetxea
Bm251

Searched in vain on
20090602

but found on
20100906
(more pictures on that page)

This borderstone replaced or joined a cross which has disappeared. I didn't  look for that cross but Charles &  Josette informed me in january 2011 that they couldn't find a cross.

Bm251

Photographed on
20130902
(more pictures on that page)

But in 2013 Jacques Koleck wrote that he had found in 2008 the original bordercross in the vicinity of this borderstone. By the way: on this picture we are looking west: to the Col de Belhay where bm250 is located.
Together with a picture of Javier Sancho (sent by Charles Darrieu) - dating from 2012 - one can establish the approximate location of bordercross bm251.

This is an overview, as seen from Port de Belhay. Having watched this overview, Jacques Koleck added this information: “I think the cross is in the lower part of the circle, above the “old trail” and 20 meters of a large rock well visible on my photo with the Port de Belhay in the background. The cross “looks” east and is probably on a straight line between the stone marker 251 and the cross 252.” The 252-cross is just behind the lower end of the ridge, directly behind the circle.

Photographed in the years 2000-2003. Source: "The Murgoi-files" of Jesús Murueta Goikoetxea

So the existence of bm251-cross was already known by Jesús Murueta around 2001.


Bm251-cross

Photographed on
20130902
(more pictures on that page)
Bm252

Searched in vain on
20090602

but found on
20100906
(more pictures on that page)

Bm252

Photographed on
20130902
(more pictures on that page)
Bm253

Photographed on
20090602
(more pictures on that page)
Bm253

Photographed on
20100906
(more pictures on that page)
Bm253

Photographed on
20130902
(more pictures on that page)
Bm254

Photographed on
20090602
Bm254

Photographed on
20100906
(more pictures on that page)
Bm254

Photographed on
20130902
(more pictures on that page)
Bm255

Searched in vain on
20090602
and
20090603
and
20100906
and
20130902

Robert Darrieumerlou shows a 'menhir-like rock on this page which is located further east beyond the Port de Cortaplana and of which he suggested it could have been the marker. I visited that menhir on
20100906 

This picture shows bm255 before it disappeared. We can see its sturdy masonry base and it's astonishing that no trace whatsoever is left of base and pillar.

Photographed in the years 2000-2003. Source: "The Murgoi-files" of Jesús Murueta Goikoetxea

Charles & Josette Darrieu supplied in january 2011 the information that this bordermarker has disappeared in september 2007.
That same information is to be found  in "Travesía de los mugarris / Ińaki Vigor & Carlos Sanz".
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