Photographer's Note

As promised in my post of yesterday, here is a photograph to present this time to you a sight on the Alps southern side of the Rhone. The sun rising behind this "barrier", going up towards its zenith parallel to this barrier and going down again towards the west, certain inhabitants of the southern slope are practically never directly exposed under the rays of the sun. The projected shade extend sometimes to the semi-plain. The southern slope is from this fact even much less cultivated and inhabited. In fact more particularly industries settle there and forms small industrial districts like the one in Sion. This photo was taken yesterday, since a telpher carrier of the Skiable Field of Crans-Montana.
Small visit: the catch of sight includes the easthern part of the city called "Sierre" (to the extreme right-hand side of the photograph, also nicknamed "City of the Sun") and then, while going towards the left, the village of Salquenen (Salgesch), also producer of good wines. All in the center of the image, in the shadow, you can see, within the "Earth of the Alps", at the foot of the highest tops, between the solid masses limestones of the "Alps bernoises" and the granitic reliefs of the Walliser Alps, the vastest pine forest of Switzerland: "Pfynwald", a protected natural site. From there, the Rhone is wild... no more damming up. Finges offers to practice respectful tourism of nature, within an impregnated framework of history and cultur. Since Salgesch, the language changes. It does not act any more of French, but of Schweizerdeutsch... Switzerland-German. Even German loses itself there. You are not anymore in Central Wallis but in "Oberwallis" (upper-wallis). And you carry on your road, always towards the west... Varen, Leuk (where my photographs of the forest fire were taken, towards the extreme-left on the photograph), Susten, Gampel, Raron... Visp.....Brig......... and approximately 1h further (by car, no highway)... Munster... Oberwald... and finally, the "Rhonegletscher" (Glacier of the Rhone), the source of the Rhone. You are then at the feet of the Collars of Furka (Furkapass) and Grimsel (Grimselpass), at the Western border of the Wallis Canton.

This picture was planned to be post as a LP, but I have problem posting it... I will repost it later.

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