A Photo a Week Challenge: Beauty

Alps 05.03 (7)

Living in Switzerland with the Alps at my back door, what choice do I have. I am in Kanton Solothurn, which is the next Kanton North from Bern and the Alps are at home in the Kanton of Bern. The big three, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are the ones we see. This is a Winter view, so a little more snow, but in Summer they also have snow on the tips.

For a tourist they are impressive mountains, but for the Swiss they have names and throughout my 50 years experience of living in Switzerland, I now recognise them by name. The tall one on the left is the Eiger. We would often spend our Summer holidays in Grindelwald and the Alps are then not at the back door, but in the garden more or less. We would look out of the window of the chalet where we were staying and the Eiger was watching us, at least it seemed so.

If the light if right then we have a good view of them from the top of the hill where our local castle is and from where I took this photo, which I took with the zoom lens. And if the clouds play right, you can get some really good views. And so presenting the Bernese Alps.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Beauty

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