Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Not-so-Wordless Wednesday

a view of the mountain tops of the Massif de Néouvielle


I feel like I’m on top of the world seeing this spectacular panorama from Col de Portet (Portet Pass, around 2200m above sea level) in the municipality of St. Lary Soulan, Hautes-Pyrénées. It’s neither a view from Mont Blanc in the Alps nor Mt. Everest in the Himalayas, nevertheless, the landscape took my breath away. The drive up here was quite difficult (the unpaved road snakes through the mountainside with a sharp inclination) but I’m fairly certain you’ll agree that it was worth it. The route is not always open, especially during bad weather conditions, and we were lucky enough that vehicles are allowed to pass on the day we chose to visit the place. And I believe we’re even more fortunate to witness the mist and the clouds lifting and swirling around the mountain crests giving it an almost heavenly appeal. I guess no one can blame me if I started singing “I’m on the top of the worldà la Karen Carpenter (though I don’t have her voice) *smiles.*

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16 comments:

Indrani said...

Thanks for this heavenly shot! I am glad you took the pains to go up till there. I could gaze for hours!

Jennifer said...

Wow. Just wow.

Beth F said...

Fantastic!! Just beautiful.

deannascraps said...

Beautiful! Must have been wonderful seeing that in person! The photo is great!

Linda said...

This is beautiful. You should consider submitting it to Photo Fridays at http://deliciousbaby.com as well.

My WW's a little corny this week. Hope you can stop by!

Gattina said...

It's really breathtaking and spectacular !!

The Bumbles said...

Thanks for putting Karen Carpenter in my head for the rest of the day! Beautiful shot though.

The World In The Eyes Of Brothers said...

Lovely picture. Happy ww.

Jaden Paige said...

WOW! What a great shot! I feel like a broken record saying that, because it seems like every WW I have clicked on today has been stunning... But it really is amazing! I bet you were glad you caught that fog, it really gives the shot a ton of ambiance. BRAVO!

SandyCarlson said...

That is an amazing view. Your perspective is interesting. I love the texture and depth and the light.

June said...

Spectacular!

June said...

Not sure if my first comment went through, so I'll say it again and then some: breathtaking...spectacular...gorgeous!

lareine said...

to everybody: thanks for taking the time to drop by... i'm glad to know that there are others who feel the same way about the landscape... and i'm more than happy that i was able to share such view with you, even if it's just through a photo...

lisaschaos said...

That's a magnificent view!

lareine said...

thanks lisa! i'm certain you would love to see this for yourself... and with your skills in photography, you'll be able to take wonderful shots!:)

Tammie Lee said...

This is a wonderful landscape. Spectacular really!

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