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Old 08-13-2008, 09:16 AM
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Default A view from the Alps, French side of them

Hope the panoramic picture I took two days ago will upload nicely.
Sorry for the small size, but I had to make an uploadable version.

The big white mountain at right is the famous Mont-Blanc mountain the highest European one, 4810m, which resides on the French Italian border
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:40 PM
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Very cool!
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:27 PM
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A view of the Alps as seen though Eskimo sunglasses?
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:36 PM
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Thats pretty neat.

Michael, I don't think many people know about Eskimo sun glasses.
Perhaps you could male a pair with illustrations. Don't forget to char
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mhch,
That particular region is one of the most scenic parts of the world I have visited, both on the french and Italian sides (Chamonix Mont Blanc and Aosta) for may years as a young man I drove a truck between England and Italy and traveled this route Hundreds of times in all seasons by day or night it's beauty , views and freashness has always stayed with me second only to maybe the Simplon pass which is in the same region........Thanks for reactivating the memory banks !
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:33 PM
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mhch,

Gorgeous! When my wife and I were in France and Italy, we wanted to see the Alps, but didn't have the time in the schedule. Ah well. Maybe someday.

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Old 08-13-2008, 04:21 PM
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Mhch - what a view. Thanks for sharing. Your retirement keeps getting better and better.

Please let me know if you ever want to do a house exchange in San Diego. Beaches, sun. Beautiful dog to take care of.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:03 PM
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Please let me know if you ever want to do a house exchange in San Diego. Beaches, sun. Beautiful dog to take care of.
And lots of beautiful Festools to play with ....

Well, my small 32 square meter tiny one room flat in Paris has no tools.
They are all in my house near Grenoble. Here is a view from the garden.
The mountains in the background are the Belledonne mountains, peak at 3000m only. There are a couple of ski resorts at a 45 minute drive.

I quite like San Diego where I' ve been a couple of times. I still remember the long walk along the bay shore, during which I visited a Navy boat, welcomed in perfect English by a white-dressed officer. I was quite surprised to see a French made helicopter on the boat, and said to myself, ghee we even sell copters to the US Navy. Later on, inside the boat I noticed a post from the Captain informing the crew that going to Tijuana at the mexican border was dangerous and strongly discouraged. Post was ... in French! of course: that was a French Navy boat ....
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:12 PM
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And here is a closer view of this Mont-Blanc, made the same day using my tiny Canon IXUS 860 IS (a great camera. It also made the panoramic shots I posted)
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:56 PM
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Nice pictures.


I hope you enjoyed the hike. I thought you were going to be gone for another 10 days yet?
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