Category Archives: CHAMONIX

CHAMONIX…..and me!!

My new coffee table photo book , CHAMONIX, is now available for preview at my publishers. The French Alps up close and personal, stunning panoramas and fascinating detail. 60 pages of heretofore unseen views on ProLine Pearl photo paper in … Continue reading

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GABRIELLE GIFFORDS

What with the spate of horrific shootings lately it was most welcome news to see the recovery progress of one shooting victim from over a year ago…..former Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords. The two pictures below show her on holiday in the … Continue reading

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IT’S DÉJÀ VU….

…..all over again!!! I’ve been reworking an image from my recent trip to France which is rapidly becoming the image of the trip!! And there’s not a mountain in sight!! Go figure!! The historic windmill at Moulin-à-Vent in the Beaujolais. … Continue reading

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DINING OUT IN CHAMONIX

…or chasing Euro Trash with trashed euros!! Having successfully mastered the intricacies of shopping for basic food supplies in the local Super U in Les Houches, it was soon time to venture further afield and sample the dining in Chamonix … Continue reading

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LAST HIKE…..LEVANCHER VILLAGE!

Oct 13.  Weather looks good and clear. We decide on one last hike around the village of Levancher up past Chamonix toward the head of the valley. First, it’s a quick stop in Chamonix at the Office du Tourisme to … Continue reading

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LAC VERT HIKE

For the past week, we have been flashing by the village of Servoz which is halfway between Chamonix and Sallanches. Too bad, as it turns out to be one of the prettiest in the valley. In navigating to the parking … Continue reading

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SALLANCHES AND MEGÈVE

We desperately need to communicate with the outside world!! Curt’s computer has caught a virus and hence we can’t use any WiFi connections. Nor can we find a reasonable cell phone package for international phone calls. Given that the day … Continue reading

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MONT TRUC HIKE

Summer has returned to the Valley as the weather breaks clear and warm. We decide to do something a little different by driving back down the valley past Servoz and come back in to the other side of the central … Continue reading

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DISPARUS

Over the years, the villages that we have been visiting have produced many of the famous guides and climbers. First, a drink to the living!!! And then a  toast to the dead!!! Each cemetery has memorials to those that have … Continue reading

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MOUNTAIN MEN…..again!!!

Sunday, Oct 09. The weather seems to be making a change for the better. With lots of snow still on the high ground making footing unsafe, we decide to tour some of the small villages and hamlets up the valley … Continue reading

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