Monday, 11 August 2008

The Alps

First of all, thank you for all your kind comments, especially for my wife!!

We are back again from a wonderful holiday in the Alps. The weather has been very good to us and the clouds were often helpful, so that the sun would not burn us alive. We took our small family home in Madesimo (1550m) as our base but made long walks also on the Swiss side in the St.Moritz area, which I consider as one of the most beautiful mountain areas in Europe (after the Dolomites). I will post some more photos during the forthcoming days.

19 comments:

Mary Jo said...

Wonderful landscape and great sky!

Jilly said...

this has been a lovely trip that we've all enjoyed with you. Today's photograph tho pretty much tops the lot. Just stunning. Mind you I loved the wedding...

Mo said...

Lovely capture of the mountains.

JM said...

Glad you have enjoyed you holidays! I've been travelling for many years and it is incredible the fact i've never been to the Alpes...
That's a very nice shot indeed!
Greetings

metromanila said...

Such a wonderful view. And you captured it so well it is as if I am there.

Virginia said...

Diederick,
We are all so glad to have you home and ready to show us some gorgeous vacation photos. Most friends will run the other way when you drag out vacation pictures, not this group !!! Today's photo is a great start. Hope you and your wife had a delightful and relaxing holiday.
V

Suzanne Perazzini said...

The mountains are definitely the place to be in a hot Italian summer. Such spectacular scenery - good for the soul.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

what a wonderful panorama! striking angle and composition.

Blognote said...

Thank you, Mary Jo!!

Thanks Jilly!

Thank you too, Mo!!

These mountains are spectacular, although the most impressive ones are north of Verona: the Dolomites, which are even more stunning and worthwhile a trip, JM!!

Thanks, Metromanilla!!

Thank you for your kind welcome-back words, Virginia!! Yes we had a wonderful holiday in these stunning sceneries!

Good for body and soul, Suzanne!!
I know you prefer the Dolomites, and so do I but I can assure you that these parts of the Alps are also really stunning. The Valley of St.Moritz, epecially in winter, is something to be experienced.

GiuCe said...

wonderful sky... :)

thanks a lot for visiting my blog!
GiuCe

Ann said...

Welcome back. That is such a beautiful area. If I ever get back to Italy I must go north.

D said...

What a beautiful photo. Inspiring!

Pietro said...

What a wonderful image! The sky is splendid!
About mountains, I often go to Val di Susa, which is very picturesque.
Have a nice week ahead!

Blognote said...

Thank you, Eki!!

Thank you too, Giuce!!

Thanks for visiting again, Ann!!

Thank you for your kind comment, D!!

Thank you for your comments, Pietro!! Anche la Val di Susa รจ splendida.

Virginia said...

Just beautiful. Did you stay in any of these little villages?

Blognote said...

Yes, Virginia, in a small town just above the one in the second photo!!

Kris said...

Crikey this is such a magnificent photograph! How many mountains did you manage to climb?

Blognote said...

Thanks for visiting, Chris!!
I climbed many of these mountains over the years and will continue to do so. There are hundreds of well-indicated paths all over the Alps. You just need a good physical condition to be be able to make these long (average 6 hours)walks. Cheers!!

Kala said...

I love mountains and just had to google Dolomites - amazing photograph once again. This has got to be some of the best scenic pics Ive seen on these blogs!