Posts Tagged ‘Haute-Savoie

13
Jun
15

Counting the Years

Counting the Years

There’s a cave build into the glacier that can be visited 51 weeks a year. We visited during the one week it’s closed… Because the interior of the glacier moves slower than the edge (I read somewhere it’s 45 m at the center and 90 m at the edge), a new entrance has to be dug every year.

May 2015, Mer de Glace, seen from Montenvers

26
May
15

Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water (video / lyrics)

This was a picture somewhat planned in advance. I have a confession to make – although my geographical knowledge of Europe isn’t bad I had no idea that Montreux is in Switzerland. Of course I knew “Smoke on the Water”, but I never made the connection, maybe because Lake Geneva is called Genfersee in German. This became a running gag during our stay in Évian (yes, that’s where the water comes from). Years ago the Dearest found it hilarious that I hazarded a vague guess and thought Montreux might be in Canada… probably because Frank Zappa was American. And if you don’t know what Frank Zappa has to do with Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water click the link.

This song would never have been my Deep Purple choice for the project if it hadn’t been for the vacation. I’d probably have done Hush!, Child in Time or my all time favourite Perfect Strangers. But going to Lake Geneva made me do it. Still might do something with one of the other songs… 😉

Picture Your Song

Picture Your Song

You can find the links to the other participants for May here.

May 2015, Lake Geneva, seen from Évian-les-Bains

21
May
15

Unusual

Unusual 1

Some birds choose unusual places for their nests…
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20
May
15

Deep Blue

Deep Blue

May 2015, Aiguille du Dru

19
May
15

Dirty Ice

Dirty Ice

Saw my very first glacier. Equally awesome, although without snow it’s not what I expected.

May 2015, Mer de Glace, seen from Montenvers

19
May
15

White Mountain

White Mountain

Stood in front of the highest mountain in Europe. Awesome.

May 2015, Massif du Mont-Blanc

13
May
15

Blue

Blue

May 2015, view across the Upper Lake from near Saint-Gingolph




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