These lambs are jumping and playing in the sun of the sunset on a field in the Camarque. A juvenile sheep may be called up to the age of one year a lamb. Lambs, which still drink breast milk are known as milk-fed lamb. Lambs are slaughtered because of their delicate flesh that is milder than that of adult animals. But these do not know, neither know most of the people who are eating them what funny and lively animals lambs are.
In various religions, young sheeps were often used as sacrificial animals, including Islam, in ancient Judaism before the destruction of the temple and the Samaritans and other religions of the Middle East. In the Christian religion the lamb a analogy for the symbolic human victims by the crucifixion of Jesus Christ - especially in the Catholic liturgy. This believe is spread especially in South European cultre and it is a custom of eating an Easter lamb
This project is a good example of this creeping takeover of state property by private investors under the guise of ecological necessity. However, what is making this project suspicions is its direct proximity to the Camargue.
There would be no real a reason to complain about creations of sustainable energy projects, but it has to be kept in mind that the Camargue is a national reservation site, because it has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and a biosphere reserve. Now these 30.000 sqm area is closed off for security reasons and controlled by private security.
It is this privatization, where some illustrious individuals are sneaking into community properties which we know so well from many places in the developing world.
The 25 turbines, each 75 meters in height are located at Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone, along the Canal du Rhone, to the port of Fos-sur-mer, on a lengths of about 5 km. They produce 52 million kilowatts annually, enough to power consumption of 60 000 persons. The wind farm supplies the cities of Port St. Louis du Rhone, 8.300 inhabitants, Fos-sur-mer, 15.000 residents, and businesses in the industrial zone near Marseille.
A hint for tourists coming to the region: don't get ripped off and drive into the "Camargue Trap" the ferry ride across a 200 meter wide arm of the Rhone River delta.
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2011 the Monastery Solan has the 30th anniversary of its founding. This Orthodox religious community depends directly on the Greek church and the Patriarchate. It was founded in 1981.
"The Monastery Solan " wants to be a home of prayer for the region and the world. It also hosts, in a spirit of respect and listening, people of all backgrounds who come for a few days or hours, attend a liturgical celebration, seek spiritual help, seek peace of soul. "
The Monastery Solan sweeps misconceptions about monastic life. Here, you will not find questions of isolation, secrecy or seclusion. Instead an open place where people can stop and talk with the nuns on their work, participate in offices, taste the products ... "Our first mission is to be a welcoming place." That is why, at Solan, the visitor feels the warmth, joy, serenity and contemplation, a welcome break from the daily rush.
Anyone who loves wine and good food is, right here anyway. Numerous châteaux offer "Costieres de Nimes" or "Listel" - wines. A particular speciality is the so-called "sand"wine. The vines on the sandy bottom of the Camargue are constantly inundated by salt water. But this has not hurt them, on the contrary, because this only protected the vines of the Camargue from the great plagues of phylloxera and other parasites.
While in Europe the winemakers lamentos never stopped, the farmers in the Camargue with their earth full of reminiscent of sea and salt products, these guys have the business of their lives. Mainly "Gris" is grown, a light and bright rose. Lovers of wine will wish to try the unique vins de sable or sand wines, which are produced on the saline soils near Aigues-Mortes, in the bottom left-hand corner of the delta.This pale salmon pink wine really is the perfect accompaniment to shellfish.
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