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Col des Aravis

By TrevBatWCC    
The last stop of on our ‘Lakes and Mountains’ coach tour was here at Col des Aravis, a mountain pass in the French Alps that connects the towns of La Clusaz in Haute-Savoie with La Giettaz in Savoie. At 1,487 metres above sea level, it is the lowest pass in the Aravis Range of mountains and has been used many times in the Tour de France.
The lead is looking towards a farm in the near distance where the cows (bottom left) were heading home after their day out. By the roadside were other farm buildings, plus a few restaurants and souvenir shops selling typical Savoyard items. There’s also this lovely little chapel (V2) devoted to St. Anne founded in 1624 by Pierre-François de Belletour, Lord of Flumet, for the protection of the travellers passing by. The current chapel dates to 1867. Not as sharp an image as I would have liked, but V3 is inside the chapel.

Many thanks to Colleen for her User Award on my previous upload, Spot the boule! , most appreciated Smile

For anyone who couldn’t spot the boule in that upload, in the lead image the boule is an out-of-focus grey blob between the central tree and the white brolly to the left of it, about arm level; in V2 it was directly in front of the chap’s red cap.

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection’s Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev Smile

Tags: France Cows Farm Shops Chapel Restaurant Landscape and travel Mountain pass Col des Aravis

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Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
22 Sep 2018 12:33PM
Your lead image is very impressive. Interesting views of your travels in the versions.
22 Sep 2018 12:42PM
Super set Trev, lead image a bit special,
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2018 1:53PM
Great work throughout Trevor.

Regards Nathan
BillRookery 6 2 4 England
22 Sep 2018 2:17PM
Excellent set, like version 1
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
22 Sep 2018 3:55PM
love the lead...stunning
22 Sep 2018 4:25PM
A great set of interesting photos.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2018 4:28PM
My award for an outstanding set of images Trev.
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2018 5:21PM
Impressive set!
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
22 Sep 2018 6:20PM
Great slopes for downhill skiing in the winter.

manicam 18 44 1 Canada
22 Sep 2018 6:21PM
Lovely presentation and great sharing.

pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2257 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2018 7:49PM
A stunning place to have a farm, and the chapel is so lovely.
ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
23 Sep 2018 7:32AM
Beautiful Trevor...
RLF Plus
12 18 4 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2018 9:38AM
A stunning landscape vista.
I never tire of seeing the Earths majesty.Smile
23 Sep 2018 1:24PM
Stunning landscape.

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