“Everything has beauty,
but not everyone
“All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” — John Wooden • The soft glow of the morning’s sunrise sets off the jagged peaks of the alpine mountain range.
“We should all have personal hot air balloons and drift serenely through the clouds.” — Rhys Bowen • The mountains on the opposing northeast side of the hotel, while appearing dark and shadowy in contrast to the snowy and showy peak of Mont Blanc, are a popular hot air ballooning site.
“Mountains are the cathedral where I practice my religion.” — Anatoli Boukreev • Tucked in the edges of the town of Combloux, Eglise Saint-Nicholas was originally built in the 15th century, then completely rebuilt in 1702. Its landmark steeple, destroyed during the French revolution, stands today as an historical landmark, silhouetted against the unyielding presence of the surrounding alps.
“Beauty is the illumination of your soul.” — John O’Donahue • Gold, in the Baroque style of the French Alps, illuminates the church interior.
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Mountains and Landmarks — Alps mountain photos by Mary O’Connor; Eglise Saint-Nicholas by Jan Logozzo