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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wednesday Windows #1 | Gornergrat Observatories - Switzerland



I was blog hopping for the BC Bloggers' commenting challenge when I found this Wednesday Windows of Vienna and Beyond which featured Schönbrunn Palace. Series of photos shared on that site were all great images and I almost felt like getting lost in the beauty of them all. Visit Vienna and Beyond to see for yourselves.

You have One (1) day left to share your own photo of a window or door.

Now on to my photos. At the time all these photos were taken, we were living in Geneva, Switzerland. Every weekend, we went for out of town trips and this trip to Gornergrat was certainly one of our favorites.

I didn't have a dslr yet back then. All I had was point and shoot, Canon Powershot(ed.), which I guess, wasn't too bad.

The three photos below are different shots of the Gornergrat Observatory, Switzerland. This observatory is at 3150m above sea level which then provides great conditions for successful research in astronomy and astrophysics.



North and South Gornergrat Astronomical Observatories





We got there via train.












It was summer so there wasn't much snow then. As you can see, sky was clear and sun was shining immensely but, look! We were all covered up from head to toe! Yes, it was at freezing temperature despite the fact that it was summer in Europe.


See my photo below with my little boy EJ?

If it wasn't that much cold then I would've taken off my gloves while taking photos. Mind you, I can't feel my toes that time!



EJ kept on slipping so I stopped taking photos to help him up off the snow!



We were there not to view the windows of Gornergrat Observatories but to witness the beauty of Matterhorn (German name) mountain (Monte Cervino in Italian or Mont Cervin in French).

Matterhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. This mountain is considered to be one of the highest peaks in the Alps.

Here's the proud Matterhorn:

Matterhorn



Sun is setting. Time to go home!



I hope you enjoyed your quick trip to Switzerland!



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