Posts Tagged ‘Vosges Mountains’

I had an idea that I’d take you on a grand walk through the Vosges via postcards this week but I’d forgotten that it’s pretty much impossible to get perfect shots of postcards. Their shiny surface frustrates all attempts at clariy. However, I soldiered on, but you can always pretend they’re slightly old postcards if you like. Although I have photos of this area, I thought the postcards would be fun for a change.

The Grand Ballon (great mountain) is the highest mountain the the Vosges and can be seen from miles around.

There are several lovely lakes in this area, good for recreation as well as just adding to the scenery.

From the Grand Ballon as well as from the Hohneck, the third highest mountain in the Vosges, where I’ve been twice, if the day is clear, you have a view of the Swiss Alps and possibly even Mont Blanc. As the movie title says, “On a clear day, you can see forever”, and what a view it is!


Flying below the fog but not below the rain, the damp chill eventually found its way into our bones.  That meant time for a hot drink, but it was mid-morning Wednesday and the few places we saw were closed.  Although Le Paquis des Hautes Fees didn’t appear to be open, it was and we went in, thankful to get out of the wind and cold.  The view looked decidedly better from inside.  🙂

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