Photography: Mount Pilatus, Switzerland

Since I’m still going through and editing photos from my 2012 Europe trip, I thought I would post a few images from the day on Mount Pilatus (Switzerland) here, along with an excerpt from my travel journal. It was probably one of the best days of the trip.

Click on each photo for larger images (you can also click through to my online gallery if you would like to see more of my photography).

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July 28th, 2012.

Today we went up the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the top of Mount Pilatus. According to medieval sightings, a dragon used to live in a cave up there. It was a fairytale landscape; and I don’t mean Disney, I mean the kind of faerie tale where wolves are real and the forest is dark and cold, deadly and beautiful, and there is snow on nearby mountaintops, and black bird feathers ruffle as they ride the icy breeze. It was rugged and absolutely… there’s no word. There’s no word for the feeling in your gut when you look at mountains like that. The Romantic poets called it the ‘sublime’. I want to write stories about that mountain, the wildflowers and the drifting clouds and the old legends. We hiked up to the highest peak, Tomlishorn, and I put two sharp stones in my pocket and told myself that they were old dragon’s teeth.

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I think I can
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The Photographer

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Mountain Blooms

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Will Ye Go

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Echoes

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Mountainbird

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I want to see mountains again

 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. nick
    Jul 13, 2014 @ 18:43:01

    And I just got over jealousy of Langron’s photos…

    Reply

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