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The Europe is under cold weather and snow but Lisbon no… I remember the cold weather in my last visit to Mont-Blanc.

This a small but beautiful lake in a peaceful place

Enjoy this semi frozen lake !

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a town and commune in eastern France, in the Haute-Savoie département, at the foot of Mont Blanc. At the census of 1999 it had a population of 9,830 inhabitants and a land area of 116.53 km² (44.99 sq mi). The town lies at an altitude of 1,035 metres. The 1924 Winter Olympics were held at Chamonix
In the summer months Chamonix is a mecca for alpine mountaineers, drawn to the area by challenges like the north face of the Dru, the Frendo Spur on the Aiguille du Midi, traversing the Alps on the legendary GR 5 footpath or more accessible challenges like summitting Mont Blanc (by a number of possible routes).
Apart from high-mountain summer sports, Chamonix is also a destination for the hardcore mountain biker. As well as the obvious lift-assisted areas for Freeriders there are hundreds of kilometres of challenging hidden singletrack trails - often only found with the help of guides.

Nikon D40X
2008/11/23 13:21:20.9
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 28mm
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Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/160 sec - F/6.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Colour Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
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