Of snow and of needles

When the wind calls,
You know,
That somewhere in the mountains,
It has found the answers that you were looking for.
The pull of the horizon overcomes the inertia of reason…
And you just have to go – Vikram Oberoi

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Some pics from treks in the Swiss Alps around Emosson and la Grande-Dixence dams, humble 1,900 and 2,300 meters altitude, at the frontier between autumn and winter.

Both dams were closed to visit, due to security restrictions during the winter season, but we weren’t discouraged! It was still a good opportunity to conquer the mountains a little bit or at least to have a nice walk. Imagine: a cold day of November, a silent mountain, an impressive nature declined in various shades of sienna and white:

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La Grande-Dixence itself, impressive kind of a lady: the tallest gravity dam in the world, made of 6,000,000 m3 of concrete, holding 400,000,000 m3 of water…

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Where automn encounters winter,

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There is a raw poetry

of snow and of needles





There is a harsh symetry

of force and of beauty




There is a wild mystery

of eternal and ever changing nature


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