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Val d'Hérens

By dukes_jewel
Les Hauderes, Val d'Herens, Valais, Switzerland: autumn 2015.

The valley incorporates the villages of Evolene, Lannaz, Les Hauderes, La Sage/Villa(z), La Forclaz, Arolla and Ferpecle and includes various tiny hamlets such as Volvoron from where this photo was taken.

On 21 February 1999, Evolene was the place of a number of fatal avalanches that caused the deaths of 12 people. This was due to a substantial amount of snow which fell on the Alps during the winter of 1999.

The official language is French, but the locals, both young and old, still use a variety of Arpitan (also known as "Franco-Provencal" or "Romand") for oral communication. Evolene is one of the last strongholds of the Arpitan language across its historical domain.

Tags: Alps Switzerland Landscape and travel la forclaz Lannaz La Sage Villaz Arolla

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NDODS Plus
8 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 10:02AM
A breathtaking landscape which has been so very well observed, composed, exposed and captured with wonderful clarity, depth and light.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
19 Mar 2016 10:05AM
Stunning location.
19 Mar 2016 10:44AM
Wow! Superb location.

Dave Wink
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
19 Mar 2016 11:06AM
This is a beautiful landscape from this Swiss valley: the high vantage point allows a breathtaking view of the valley and the high alpine huts make such an interesting and appropriate f/g feature. How I wish I was there !
R.
Beautiful landscape
Pollyjc 5 5 England
19 Mar 2016 7:14PM
Fabulous! Brilliant depth to the image!SmileSmileSmile

PollySmile
20 Mar 2016 2:10PM
A fabulous scene well captured with good foreground interest.

David
22 Mar 2016 7:03AM
A beautifully composed capture.
David

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