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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“from peak to peak, the rattling crags among,

leaps the live thunder – not from one lone cloud

but every mountain now hath found a tongue

and Jura answers through her misty shroud

back to the joyous Alps, who call to her aloud!”

(Lord Byron – Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Canto III)

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wandering through the heart of a glacier…
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The Romanticism crew!

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the stunning Mer de Glace on the Northern slopes of Mont Blanc

specks of people

tumble like rubble

over the mountain

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moments after taking this we went sliding down them snowy hills! …
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such magnitude… such silence…

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the medieval Chillon castle in Switzerland – which inspired Byron’s Prisoner of Chillon
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taken from the highest tower of Chillon
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Chillon dungeon
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misty mountains loom over lake Geneva

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