Winter fun in Chamonix, Part 2
After our off day in Geneve we continued our adventures in the Alps. Unfortunately the weather changed a lot, so this time we faced totally different conditions which was kind of fun as well..
By the time we returned from Geneve it was already dark. So we decided to have some lunch in the city. After all at night it is as beautiful as it is at daytime.
Beautiful cute night streets.
Many different restaurants and bars.
The city even has its own train. Even though I haven't seen a single one.
Night burgers. Probably the largest we ever had.
After these enormous burgers we decided to call it a day and headed back to our apartment.
The next morning. Going for the bus stop.
And this is how all buses look like. Feels like only skiers and snowboarders are allowed.
And this is the weather we are facing this time. Not as shiny as it used to be a few days ago.
Doesn't seem like the weather is scaring off people.
Finally going up.
Once again admiring the wonderful view on the valley.
Exploring the map of the tracks.
Quite a long queue to the ski lift.
The weather seemed to be ok at first, but then turned out to be worse.
Talking to others on the walkie talkie.
This time no t-shirts. Winds are quite strong so there is no chance you can snow without a mask.
But still. The mountain view is terrific at any weather.
You can see how clouds go over the mountains.
Taking photos you all are watching right now. Not as comfortable as it usually is. And quite cold as well.
I guess it's a lunch time.
Having fun despite the weather.
Finally found a place with snowboarders.
BMW xDrive track that takes a video and your time lap. All you have to do is wait in line for your turn.
Here I am finishing the lap.
Boards are everywhere.
Different track sign. Green, blue and black tracks are available.
Here I am. Looks like the weather is getting better.
Sanja getting ready for the ride.
Chamonix valley, France, Alps
Yeap, I like it here.
Finally, At the end of the last day the sky clears up.
Taking the last ride around this beautiful valley.
Here is a small overview of the city. Very cute small streets..
..with the small wooden houses and snow hats on the rooftops.
And of course beautiful mountains on the background.
Nice menu in a restaurant. Can imagine how much snow there used to be.
I wish I had a view like this when I look outside my window.
Found a funny horse in the middle of the city.
The same church that you already have seen in the first part. Beautiful, isn't it?
It was getting late so we were lucky to witness a staggering sunset.
The light became just perfect for great mountain pictures.
By the way this in Mont Blanc. The highest point in Alps. Looks amazing.
Of course it is possible to get up there but unfortunately the weather wasn't the best, so we would only see clouds all around us. And it costs 50 euro a person to get up there.
It's a good thing they have web cameras so you can see is it worth going up there. And unfortunately it wasn't. But the view from the bottom is also quite inspiring.
At the end we decided to check out some souvenir shops as well. As always I take some close macro pictures.
Here are some more.
Classical post cards. Reminder of the Olympic games that were held in Chamonix in 1924 and 1973.
Last evening is always the most beautiful.
Having a late supper. And it's Friday so all places are quite packed.
Cheese store. Hundreds of real French cheese.
So peaceful. Don't want to go back.
Classical clock on one of the buildings.
Since it was Friday there was some kind of a party on the top of the mountains as well. Looks like fun. It's a shame we didn't manage to get up there. Maybe next time.
One of the sport shops. Everybody are watching some snowboard movies on the big screen.
I would gladly sit there for another hour to watch it with the others as well.
By the way - every shop has a defibrillator. In case of the emergency. I think this is really awesome.
And at the end a little bit more about the apartment. Here is a special room for your skis and boards. Very useful.
A place to dry your boots. First time am I seeing something like this. You can dry not only boots but gloves hats and all other kind of stuff there.
One of the coolest things in our apartment was a shelf full of the National Geographic magazines starting from 1970-s.
You can see how many was there. Of course I instantly found the one that came out when I was born. August in 1985.
The 1896 year book. More then hundred years old. Amazing. I wish I had more time to read it.
But the coolest thing of all was of course the secret bed that we found just by chance. You can see here is just a typical furniture. There are the National Geographic magazines as well by the way.
This is how it works. You just press a button on a remote control a bad comes in and out of the closet. I've never seen anything like this. Feels like you are in a Sherlock Holms movie.
And here we are. Ready to go to bed. Simply amazing. And imagine how the saves place. One moment there is a table and a guest room, and the other you have yourself a double bed. Unbelievable. I want this kind of bed at my place.
And this is it. Thank you Chamonix for the wonderful holidays. We had a great time and will definitely come again.comments powered by Disqus