Saturday, April 30, 2016

Aiguille du Midi X

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Detail of the two people in the last shot. It is a bit blurry as I had to zoom in quite a bit. I think one person is taking a photo of the other one!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Aiguille du Midi IX

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Notice there are two people in the bottom left of the photo. I'll show a detail of them in the next photo.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Aiguille du Midi IV

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This is the path people take to get out on the mountain to ski, paraglide, or ice climb. You can see a couple of skiers in the middle of the photo and paragliders at the top right.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc, France

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Last month a friend was in town and we had a beautiful sunny day, so we rode the télécabine (aerial tramway) up to the Aiguille du Midi to have a close-up view of Mont Blanc and the other Alps.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

World Heritage View

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They built a platform sticking way out over the edge of the cliff as a viewpoint over Hallstatt and the lake.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Mountains and Mirrors

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Back to our trip to Austria last Spring! My parents and Janet decided to visit the salt mine near Hallstatt. We rode the funicular up and then had to walk about 20 minutes or so further up the mountain for the entrance to the mine. I am claustrophobic, so while they enjoyed the tour, Charlie and I walked slowly back down the mountain and enjoyed the wonderful views. The walk back was enhanced by these unusual mirrored sculptures placed all along the trail. I had quite a bit of fun with them.