Les Alpes and more!

Well, it’s been a busy Spring…as many of you know, finally graduated from Academy of Art University in May. Took 5 years chipping away at it but was well worth the effort and a great school. Glad I had the opportunity to this with the GI Bill. Following that, I took off to the Alps (about 5 hours away) to shoot my friend Bob Thompson’s bike company Far and Away Cycling (http://www.farandawaycycling.com/) tour of the French Alps. Great fun and great people, hats off to these hard core riders, day after day on those hills

 

 

 

After we finished up Bob, Chantal and I went up for a couple of days in Chamonix, at the base of Mont Blanc. Gorgeous area. We had to wait a day for the weather to clear but when it did, we took the cable car up to Aiguille Du Midi and saw some incredible mountain scenery. Really was worth the visit up.

 

Aiguille Du Midi above Chamonix France with sun ring caused by ice crystals

 

High icicles

Icicles on the side of the Aiguille Du Midi station above the clouds near Chamonix France

Panorama

A panorama view of the French Alps from the Aiguille Du Midi station near Chamonix France

Chamonix mountains

Cloud cover on the mountains above Chamonix France.

 

 

After that, I had a couple of separate visitors for a total 2 weeks and now I’ve started the planning for my big Scandinavia trip. I’ll be taking off this Friday for a little over 2 months visiting Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland with an on the way stop in Amsterdam to have some parking sensors put in the rear bumper of the VW. Really looking forward to taking off and seeing this part of the world I have yet to visit. More frequent blog updates will be happening from the trip. Cheers! Laurent

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Marshall Rorer June 23, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Absolutely stunning!! You’ve just made the world vastly more interesting to me. Merci!

    • laurentfox June 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

      Thanks Marshall, it is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Visit is a must!

  2. Sheena Pearson June 23, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Laurent, some spectacular views you have captured there. I love the one with the sun ring..it is simply stunning!

    • laurentfox June 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

      Thanks Sheena,
      It was incredible everywhere you turned up there. The Sun ring was an added bonus though. I had to keep running (carefully) to try and get the vantage point with the needle tower. :-)

  3. Armin Burdick June 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    what a lucky man he is…great shots.

    • laurentfox June 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

      Thanks Armin! Bring back any memories of Europa? Those were and these are the good ole days!

  4. Alec June 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    Was there in ’96… Magical and your photos are … divine!

    • Laurent June 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

      Thanks Alec, it is a magical place. We get to see what the hard core climbers see all the time. A great place. Cheers Laurent

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