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Feb 22, 2021 15:31:45   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
After a long trip through the railway tunnel we arrived at the Eismeer station at 10,368 feet for a 5 minute stop to view the ice fields through the large picture windows. Here's a great description from the Jungfraujoch website:
"Bluish, furrowed ice blocks under a blanket of eternal snow, and in the distance the panorama of four thousand metre peaks: This is how the Eismeer station appears at 3,160 metres above sea level. This is where the train stops, so that the passengers can take their own personal souvenir picture. What actually lasts five minutes seems like a journey through time lasting many thousands of years: During the last ice age, all of Switzerland must have looked like this mountain."
The first four images were taken through the windows at the Eismeer station.

A short time later we arrived at the Jungfraujoch Station at 11,333 feet. The air was thin and to keep us from getting altitude sickness our guide fed us many varieties of Swiss Chocolate. This is a great description from the Jungfroujoch website of the feeling you get once you arrive at the top:
"Icy air streams across your face, snow crunches under your feet, and the view nearly takes your breath away: on one side the view of the Mittelland up to the Vosges, on the other the Aletsch glacier, bordered by four thousand metre peaks. Standing on the Jungfraujoch 3,454 metres above sea level, you can feel it with your first step: this is a different world. It's one you have to experience."
https://www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe/

For more images and narratives, please see my prior posts:
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-686388-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-686123-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-685889-1.html

I hope you enjoy these images.
Mark
Taken through the window at Eismeer Station
Taken through the window at Eismeer Station...
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Taken from inside the Jungfroujoch Visitor Center
Taken from inside the Jungfroujoch Visitor Center...
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Taken from the deck of the visitor center
Taken from the deck of the visitor center...
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Feb 22, 2021 15:50:19   #
imagemeister Loc: Stuart, Florida
 
Wow ! Thanks for the tour and sharing ....

Feb 22, 2021 15:52:14   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
Wow!

 
 
Feb 22, 2021 16:45:59   #
CindyHouk Loc: Columbia Falls MT
 
Amazing! What a wonderful trip, love the colors and textures of the ice.

Feb 22, 2021 17:21:25   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Such a treat to see this in good weather. Thanks, Mark!

Feb 22, 2021 17:44:49   #
photophile Loc: Lakewood, Ohio, USA
 
srfmhg wrote:
After a long trip through the railway tunnel we arrived at the Eismeer station at 10,368 feet for a 5 minute stop to view the ice fields through the large picture windows. Here's a great description from the Jungfraujoch website:
"Bluish, furrowed ice blocks under a blanket of eternal snow, and in the distance the panorama of four thousand metre peaks: This is how the Eismeer station appears at 3,160 metres above sea level. This is where the train stops, so that the passengers can take their own personal souvenir picture. What actually lasts five minutes seems like a journey through time lasting many thousands of years: During the last ice age, all of Switzerland must have looked like this mountain."
The first four images were taken through the windows at the Eismeer station.

A short time later we arrived at the Jungfraujoch Station at 11,333 feet. The air was thin and to keep us from getting altitude sickness our guide fed us many varieties of Swiss Chocolate. This is a great description from the Jungfroujoch website of the feeling you get once you arrive at the top:
"Icy air streams across your face, snow crunches under your feet, and the view nearly takes your breath away: on one side the view of the Mittelland up to the Vosges, on the other the Aletsch glacier, bordered by four thousand metre peaks. Standing on the Jungfraujoch 3,454 metres above sea level, you can feel it with your first step: this is a different world. It's one you have to experience."
https://www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe/

For more images and narratives, please see my prior posts:
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-686388-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-686123-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-685889-1.html

I hope you enjoy these images.
Mark
After a long trip through the railway tunnel we ar... (show quote)



Feb 22, 2021 17:57:21   #
Ourspolair
 
Beautiful images, as always. Thanks for sharing - please stay safe.

 
 
Feb 22, 2021 18:50:30   #
DJphoto Loc: SF Bay Area
 
srfmhg wrote:
After a long trip through the railway tunnel we arrived at the Eismeer station at 10,368 feet for a 5 minute stop to view the ice fields through the large picture windows. Here's a great description from the Jungfraujoch website:
"Bluish, furrowed ice blocks under a blanket of eternal snow, and in the distance the panorama of four thousand metre peaks: This is how the Eismeer station appears at 3,160 metres above sea level. This is where the train stops, so that the passengers can take their own personal souvenir picture. What actually lasts five minutes seems like a journey through time lasting many thousands of years: During the last ice age, all of Switzerland must have looked like this mountain."
The first four images were taken through the windows at the Eismeer station.

A short time later we arrived at the Jungfraujoch Station at 11,333 feet. The air was thin and to keep us from getting altitude sickness our guide fed us many varieties of Swiss Chocolate. This is a great description from the Jungfroujoch website of the feeling you get once you arrive at the top:
"Icy air streams across your face, snow crunches under your feet, and the view nearly takes your breath away: on one side the view of the Mittelland up to the Vosges, on the other the Aletsch glacier, bordered by four thousand metre peaks. Standing on the Jungfraujoch 3,454 metres above sea level, you can feel it with your first step: this is a different world. It's one you have to experience."
https://www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe/

For more images and narratives, please see my prior posts:
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-686388-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-686123-1.html
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-685889-1.html

I hope you enjoy these images.
Mark
After a long trip through the railway tunnel we ar... (show quote)


Spectacular! Beautiful photos Mark.

Feb 22, 2021 18:57:16   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
imagemeister wrote:
Wow ! Thanks for the tour and sharing ....


Thanks for coming along Larry and for your generous words.

Feb 22, 2021 18:57:39   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
Longshadow wrote:
Wow!


Thanks very much Bill.

Feb 22, 2021 18:59:33   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
CindyHouk wrote:
Amazing! What a wonderful trip, love the colors and textures of the ice.


Thanks so much Cindy. I love the colors of the ice as well. The rivers and ponds were this incredible aqua color from the runoff. You can see an example in the last shot.

 
 
Feb 22, 2021 19:00:27   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
UTMike wrote:
Such a treat to see this in good weather. Thanks, Mark!


Thank you so much Mike. Glad I could give you another perspective.

Feb 22, 2021 19:00:45   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
photophile wrote:


Thanks Karin.

Feb 22, 2021 19:01:18   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
Ourspolair wrote:
Beautiful images, as always. Thanks for sharing - please stay safe.


Thanks for your always kind comments George.

Feb 22, 2021 19:01:26   #
Gene Spearman Loc: Greenville, South Carolina.
 
Beautiful. I had the opportunity to fly through the Alps from Zurich to Ljubijana in a small plane back in the '80s for a paper recycling conference. Breathtaking.

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