Looking up the Valais towards the Dents du Midi

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Of all the photos I’ve taken in Switzerland, this is one of my favorites. Its taken from the balcony of Hotel Victoria in Glion, a village above Montreux on the northern end of Lake Leman. The Rhone flows down the Valais (towards which we are looking) into Lake Leman and then flows out of the lake at the other end, in Geneva.

The snow-capped mountains in the distance are the Dents du Midi (height 3257 metres  or 10,686 feet). Beyond the Dents du Midi are Verbier and the Grand Saint Bernard Pass into Italy.

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Weekly photo challenge: Joy-Beach Christmas

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Beach Christmas

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