Photographer's Note

This is the classic, spectacular, unforgettable view of the Alps from Lac Blanc. On the right is the highest peak in the Alps, Mt Blanc. On the left is the Grandes Jorasses, and in between are the many needles and spikes of rock that tower above Chamonix. There are two lakes here, and I'm not sure which one is Lac Blanc, but neither is white. They are both a beautiful turquoise colour. On the left you can see the glacier called the Mer de Glace snaking its way down the valley. It is much smaller than it was only 30 years ago, and global warming will ensure that it continues to shrink.

This is a popular spot, although it is a good steep walk up from the top of the cable car. On a sunny day like this you will have to share the view with many other people, so I climbed up the hill a short distance to get away from the crowds and to get a view over the lakes.

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Additional Photos by Vincent Morand (vjmite) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 530 W: 39 N: 1481] (6660)
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