Mont Blanc- 15,781 ft

Europe’s most prominent massif- 11th in the world in topographic prominence
Located in the Graian Alps the “White Mountain” lies on the border between France & Italy.
This photograph was taken over the Glacier du Géant from a Cable Car… 
the 5k ride- the highest cable traverse in the world.
On a windy day, I boarded the small gondola & concentrated on the photographs, the exposure was incredible!
The “towerless” lonely cable stretched nearly 3 miles from Aiguille du Midi to Point Helbronner, straight across the face of Mont Blanc.
Directly below me were mountaineers playing on the Glacier… 
Ice Axes, Crampons & Knicker Socks were everywhere!
The first recorded ascent of Mont Blanc was in 1786, today 20,000 mountaineers a year attain it’s summit.

Captured in 1986 on Kodachrome 25, Nikon F3, Nikkor 50mm 1.4
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Sunset on the Côte d’Azur, off the coast of Marseille, France

L’île Degaby, Gaby Island, off the coast of Marseille, France
Sunset on the Côte d’Azur, fisherman & sailboat in the distance.
Gaby Island is named for an artist of the 1920’s Liane Degaby.
Fort de Tourville, completed in 1703 was built on the island by Louis XIV.

Captured September 1983 on Kodachrome 25, Nikon F3, Nikkor 80-200mm zoom
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