A Photo a Week Challenge: From Above

Weissenstein 23.08 (74)

We live in Switzerland, so we have mountains and every town seems to have a local mountain. In my back yard I have a whole range of mountains, the first chain of the Jura mountains, there are seven chains all together, the last being just before the town of Basel. We live in Kanton Solothurn where the first is. And so last year we decided to visit our local house mountain, the Weissenstein. We had not  been up there for a few years, and it is really only a 15 minute ride by car to the gondola station. It used to be a chair lift, but it was so old there were no spare parts left if something went wrong, so we now have a completely new construction. It is all very modern and we sat comfortably in our cabin and saw the mechanics of the whole thing with a view 1,200 meters below in the background.

Weissenstein 23.08 (10)

As we were ascending we saw the others that were descending.

A Photo a Week: From Above

8 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: From Above

  1. We were in something like that at Disneyland in Florida decades ago, in chairs made for pairs of people, and it got stuck for a long time with us in it and someone’s door was swinging open–I don’t recall if it was ours but fear it might have been. That was no fun at all, whatever the view may have been!

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    • We have so many mountains in Switzerland and most have railway to get to the top. In winter they are needed for the skiers. There might be problems now and again, but more exceptions

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