Saastatal looking South
The view from the Plattjen balcony walk looking towards the Mattmark reservoir and the Monte Moro pass into Italy
Saastatal looking South
Saastal lookng North
The view from Plattjen looking North to the Bernese Oberland peaks in the distance. Saas Grund in the valley floor
Saastal lookng North
Balconies and flowers
I have never met a Swiss village that does not take pride in its flower-decked balconies
Balconies and flowers
Weathered wood
The wooden facade of the Gletscher Garten hotel in the centre of Saas Fee
Weathered wood
Ancient wood
The aged and bleached wood of one of the old original village properties
Ancient wood
Alpenhorns
The Alpenhorn is one of the symbols of Switzerland. Each summer there is an Alpenhorn festival in Saas Fee
Alpenhorns
In the shade
In the shade
Petunias
Petunias
Playground advertisement
High above Saas Fee, rainbow coloured poles and an incongruously perched bicycle advertise a children's playground
Playground advertisement
The Dove of Peace
A detail from a window in Saas Fee's church
The Dove of Peace
The Madonna Statue
The massive and beautiful stature of the Madonna that stands on the Monte Moro pass
The Madonna Statue
Hairdriers? Big Boys
Snow blowers stacked ready for winter duties
Hairdriers? Big Boys
Carving
In unexpected places around the village and scattered along paths stand wood carvings. Some ghoulish, others like this one with a comical, almost mischievous expression
Carving
A walk in the woods
A walk in the woods
Wooded slopes
Wooded slopes
The Cross
Crucifixes and crosses are commonly seen beside paths. Some in remembrance, others purely as reminders of the Catholic faith. This on the path to Almagelleralp is particularly attractive.
The Cross
Swiss flag as Waymark
On the boulder field at Plattjen
Swiss flag as Waymark
Forest waymark
Forest waymark
Waymark
Waymark
Waymark
Waymark
Torrent
Streams and rivers drain glacier meltwater. The silt they carry is recycled for building, the water generates electricity
Torrent
Snow crossing
In the vastness of the snow, two parties cross. On the traverse to the Britannia Hut
Snow crossing
Late Spring snow
Early summer and the waymark pokes through snow that will eventually melt revealing a path
Late Spring snow
Turning the corner
On the way to the Britannia Hut
Turning the corner

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