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Onset of winter in Chamonix

The snow was a surprise, but one we all enjoyed. We woke up to fresh snow every morning and spent 3 relaxing days in the small town.

One of the places my father wanted to go to during his visit to Europe was Chamonix to see the Mont Blanc. My husband was very excited when he heard about that and soon we booked a place for the weekend. Checking the weather report a few days before we left made us bring warm jackets and rain gear, but we were not prepared to wake up to snow three times. It was nonetheless absolutely beautiful.

The mountains surrounding Chamonix are stunning, sharp and jagged. With the fresh snow on the peaks, the fall color in the valley and fluffy fog in between, my fingers froze as I snapped photo after photo.

We took the cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi to see the Mont Blanc. Unfortunately the clouds rolled in as we went up and, while we had amazing views when at the top, the Mont Blanc stayed hidden.

We also went on a walk through a winter wonderland. First in thick fog and then bright sun which made the snow melt and fall from the trees.

Such beauty!

 

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We stayed at this lovely place and can highly recommend it.

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Gail says:
Nov 12, 2013 04:39 PM
What an amazingly beautiful adventure you had! I can't begin to imagine how it must have been to see it in person! Your photographs are stunning….the clouds, mountains and those rock formations dusted with snow….WOW!!! I'm so happy your dad and Kathy got to experience that with you and Andi.
Juliana says:
Nov 12, 2013 08:41 PM
Thank you! We had a wonderful time and we loved the snow.
kathy says:
Nov 14, 2013 05:49 PM
So good to see your blog up and running! Your site looks better than ever, and I love these photos, such a good reminder of how truly lovely the mountains were that day.
Richard says:
Nov 15, 2013 09:13 PM
These are great photos. I especially like the ones taken from the top of the Aiguille du Midi. And, yes, it was so amazing to have the overnight snow with the sun the next morning. Only Mont Blanc decided to hide from us.
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