This is where I live (part 3: the view in the distance)
The view here may be one of my favorite things about where I live and takes my breath away almost every single day. When the sky is crisp and clear, I get the privilege of seeing the gorgeous Alps. Living in Switzerland definitely has its perks and this is one of my very favorite. Among the mountains, I can see a fort, volcano, and other villages. Being up high makes seeing these that much easier.
I hate to say this, but I’ve never been to the Alps. Hopefully some day, but for now it’ll have to stay on my checklist. I’ve never even been to the fort in the image above! I’m not sure if that’s doable as it may be someone’s private home, but I’ve been wanting to get a closer look ever since I first saw it. It’s actually in Germany (yup, I’m that close to yet another country) and I’ve tried riding my bike to it before and only after getting a bit lost did I realize that things appear closer than they are when standing far away and admiring compared to driving towards the destination.
I have to give credit to one of the best things about my camera: the amazing zoom. I’m thankful that I’m even able to capture many of these shots. The Alps and fort would show up as tiny if not for the zooming in. Take a look for yourself:
It may be a bit hard to decipher, but the darker area between the clouds and ground is rain.
This may be my favorite photo of the Alps – the sky is an amazing backdrop!
The first time I saw the mist coming up from the trees I thought there was a forest fire. After I realized that this was not a fire and completely natural, I felt a bit like I was in a tropical jungle which was a pretty great feeling. Maybe one day I will be able to look out on a misty jungle view, but for now I’m quite pleased with this one.
This is the closest village to my own.
This is the volcano I mentioned. I know… a volcano? Out here?! That’s what I’ve been told anyway.
I hope you liked part three of my “home/this is where I live” series! I’ve got a couple more planned, but please let me know if there’s something you want to see/know before I finish off the series!