The Alpine Sublime – France/Switzerland trip May 2018

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the long snowy ascent… 
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a small town hidden in a mountain valley

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wandering through the heart of a giant glacier…
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beautiful place, beautiful people

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the stunning Mer de Glace on the Northern slopes of Mont Blanc
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panoramic of the snow covered mountains

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sliding down the snowy hills in the highest peaks… unforgettable
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I’ve never experienced such awe-inspiring magnitude and scale contrasted with such an unimaginably pure silence…

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the medieval Chillon castle in Switzerland – the location that inspired Lord Byron’s Prisoner of Chillon
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looking out from the highest tower of the castle
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Chillon dungeon
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misty mountains loom over lake Geneva

 

Psychedelic skies over Lytham St Annes

Admittedly this post is not very surrealist, like at all, but then again, who wants the same thing over and over? I frequently go for bikerides down Lytham promenade either alone or with my younger brother, Jenson, which is not very far from where I live. I try to time it so that I get there just in time to watch the sunset, and there’s usually very few people around, which makes the experience all the more enthralling. For me there are few things more awe-inspiring and humbling than watching the sunset. Below is a small selection of some of my favourite shots I’ve collected from my many trips… hope you like x

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This image is striking in the way that the sun breaks through the clouds and falls onto the church – it’s a very spiritual image
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 Curving symmetry between the man-made and the natural… 
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I love the contrast in colours in this one, and how the great white church seems to draw the clouds towards it
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Those aren’t mountains in the distance, they’re clouds! They formed in such a way that they mirror the jagged peaks of snow-tipped alps
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 Deep purple… taken from my back garden

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