After a really nice, joyful and relaxing three weeks road trip with some 4.600 km from Hamburg to Southern France and back this is my Top Ten France pictures collection. If you would like to see more and some more blogposts about France click here.
Sometimes I see a picture and get an idea for a new blogpost. This one was kicked off by the Addo Elephant Park. I flipped through my Lightroom gallery and looked for some "epic light" shots. Hope you like this little collection and let me know if anything looks familiar to you.
Did it snow on Mont Ventoux? In June? Looking from afar whilst standing in the lavender fields of the Provence the sandy limestone on top may appear like snow. The upper fourth of the Provence giant is covered in rocks after having left the treeline a couple a hundred meters below. It is hard to be in the Vaucluse, a western region of the Provence in Southern France, and not to see the highest mountain with 1909 m above sea level.
"It is -8 °C up there", I said. Looking up the Mont Blanc from the Chamonix valley it seemed far away. And it is: Like almost three kilometers higher than the valley. Chamonix is about 1000 m high and the Mont Blanc, the highest mountain of the alps and the EU, is 4810 m above sea level. We waited in line at the Chamonix cable car on that beautiful morning in early June. Unfortunately, it was quite windy up there and the ride was closed for almost 90 minutes. Afterwards, the 20 minutes ride up the Aiguille du Midi went pretty smoothly. The Aiguille du Midi is a 3842 m rock formation at the Mont Blanc massif and hosts the cable car station, a restaurant and some board walks with stunning views towards the mountain. We stopped in Chamonix for two nights on our way to Southern France to visit the famous "white mountain".