I love visiting the French part of Switzerland; particularly the villages and towns along the north eastern shores of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). The lake is so large – at 89km2 – that it feels like visiting the seaside in the summer. However, it’s not only a beautiful view across to France in good weather; rain sweeping along the lake from Geneva usually falls in curtains and I long for the opportunity to once again see concurrent lightning storms from the panoramic terrace views afforded from Lavaux and Chexbres. I last saw such an event some years ago while driving along the A9 dual carriageway linking Lausanne and Vevey, and am teased every summer by the photos posted by friends and acquaintances in Lausanne. The shot above was taken during a quick break in our portrait session last weekend in a top floor suite of the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic in Montreux.
Lac Léman at Montreux
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2 responses to “Lac Léman at Montreux”
I too saw an amazing lightning storm on that stretch of road many years ago. It was night time and the road was awash with torrential rain. Occasionally the lightning would light up the darkness and I had a brief glimpse of the towering mountains across the lake, for all the world looking like huge monsters lurking in the dark.
I like that you have an option for for light or dark backgrounds here. I much prefer the lighter one.
Thanks Graham. The switch for light/dark layout is available on all pages and your computer should remember which you choose, so that you don’t have to switch over every time.
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