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Mönch (Bernese Alps, Switzerland) by Lenka

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Mönch (Bernese Alps, Switzerland) by 


Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau… Big chance you’ve heard about them even if you would not be interested in mountains and Europe at all! The view of this tripartite is world-known, and the number of tourists visiting the area and making a train trip to the highest railway station in Europe (located just above Jungfraujoch, to the west of Mönch at an elevation of 3454 metres) is amazing, as is the whole area, inscribed as the natural World Heritage property of Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn in 2001.

This photograph, taken from the last downhill train, shows the 800m high north face of Mönch (4107m; the German word means ‘monk’ in English). Just imagine that the Jungfraubahn railway tunnel runs right under the summit, deep in the rocks!

July 2008. Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn World Natural Heritage, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.
Canon EOS 300X, Sigma 28-135. Post-processing: retouch, sharpening, tonality adjustment, B&W conversion.

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clouds, mountain, europe, landscape, glacier, world heritage, unesco, swiss alps, scenery, north face

Lenka tries to capture positive emotions. Her work features images highlighting inner and outer beauty of various subjects. She loves finding unique and unexpected perspectives of subjects normally considered as ordinary.

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Comments

  • JoelMurdoch
    JoelMurdochabout 5 years ago

    Yes it is amazing how persistent the early railway builders were. Great pic.

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 5 years ago

    wonderful image, very dramatic

  • DonnaM
    DonnaMabout 5 years ago

    absolutely stunning!!!

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 5 years ago

    lovely capture

  • WilliamJoseph
    WilliamJosephover 4 years ago

    beautiful.

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • Justin Atkins
    Justin Atkinsover 2 years ago

    Such Great work!

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