Shhh…

Shhh… Just enjoy the views.

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This photo was taken at Bachalpsee, in early July, high above the town of Grindelwald, Switzerland.  For a bit more on this area, and a tip on where to stay, visit an earlier post here.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

In the Alps #9

The “Into the Alps” photo series are snapshots from various trips we have taken in the Alps. Although the photos are primarily in black and white, they aim to show the natural beauty of the Alps in areas which may be of interest to others. We hope you enjoy this series and that you follow us to be a part of the updates.

Above Grindelwald, Switzerland you can find expansive views of the Alps, particularly the Wetterhorn and the Eiger peaks.  Where the two meet is active valley of rock, glacier and river.  The morning light beams through from behind the Wetterhorn and illuminates this beautiful area.

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This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

Photo of the Week

Tucked away in the Alps, above the familiar town of Grindelwld, Switzerland, is the wonderful Burghaus Bort.  Open nearly the entire year, they are hosts to hikers, tourists, and at this time of year skiers.  For more information check out a full write up on Burghaus Bort here. This photo was taken on a snowy December evening, a cozy place to stay for the night, or several nights!

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This port is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambiance

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Mountain lakes are great reflecting pools and The Alps are littered with them.  Many have seen the quintessential Matterhorn viewed from Riffelsee, or the Schreckhorns (Grindelwald) from Bachalpsee, and maybe even Titlis from Trübsee.  Perhaps a lesser known destination in Switzerland is the area of Appenzell and the lake of Seealpsee. The view to Säntis is equally nice, but the view in September, with the fall colors appearing in the trees should not be missed.  For some more photos in this area, visit one of our other posts.

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This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

Photo of the Week – December 12

The photo below was taken high above Grindelwald on a very snowy and beautiful day.

This weekend we will be celebrating our son’s birthday with a little trip and some big time fun!  Here’s to another wonderful year!

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The “Photo of the Week” on More 2 Explore is taken from our collection of travel photos throughout the past seven – years and is typically from the same month for which it is posted. Be sure to click “follow” to see more photos each week! (usually posts on Friday.)