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    OT VIllars-Sur-Ollon, Switzerland.

    Hi all,

    I have just spent last week in Villars-Sur-Ollon and would recommend this place to anyone who fancies getting away to some mountains for a week or so.

    Summer brings great Mountain biking and winter brings great skiing opportunities. We were there between seasons, so things were quieter.

    From my hotel balcony.

    http://www.sounds-and-images.co.uk/d...album=5&pos=24

    Same again but the cloud came down.

    http://www.sounds-and-images.co.uk/d...album=5&pos=26

    Main road through village at night. Camera on Tripod at 30sec exposure.

    http://www.sounds-and-images.co.uk/d...album=5&pos=31

    And same view with cloud and a passing car.

    http://www.sounds-and-images.co.uk/d...album=5&pos=37

    The Golf course from the Mountain train.

    http://www.sounds-and-images.co.uk/d...album=5&pos=27

    The mountain train as it arrives at the 1800 metre above sea level stop. From here there is about a three mile walk to the last lake.

    http://www.sounds-and-images.co.uk/d...album=5&pos=28

    The lake on the walk

    http://www.sounds-and-images.co.uk/d...album=5&pos=29

    The first lake on the walk and this gives a sense of scale. this shows one of the houses that are at this altitude and it seems that people do live right up here.

    http://www.sounds-and-images.co.uk/d...album=5&pos=32

    Two Formula 1 drivers live up here in Villars, former world champ Jaques Villenueve and David Coulthard.

    I hope you enjoy the pics

    Simon
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    Re: OT VIllars-Sur-Ollon, Switzerland.

    Hi Simon,

    Cool pictures. That place looks really beautiful. Thank you for sharing this. I loved to see all the pictures you have in your web.
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    Re: OT VIllars-Sur-Ollon, Switzerland.

    Very Beautiful indeed.

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    Re: OT VIllars-Sur-Ollon, Switzerland.

    Thanks guys,

    It is one of those places that is stunning in summer or winter.

    I am planning on re visiting in March as the skiers will be fewer in numbers but the snow should still be plentiful.

    I have some from last years trip to Italy to add too....

    Thanks again

    Simon
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    Smile Re: OT VIllars-Sur-Ollon, Switzerland.

    glad u liked it ;-)!

    I am from Switzerland,... life in LA though .

    enjoy and go visit Zermatt the next time!

    best regards, imusic

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    Re: OT VIllars-Sur-Ollon, Switzerland.

    Great pics, I love tout le Vaud, the best place in the world. Several years ago, I was staying in Lutry and Vevey, and went close Vilars-Sur-Ollon on the bus to go catch a train to Zermatt. Seeing your pictures brought back great memories of that spectacular landscape and all the beautiful people i met there. I want to go back and also see some of the places i didn't go to before, like Chamonix Mont-Blanc and others. From the lake you can watch the clouds lift from the lake and the mountains every morning... or at least every morning while i was there.

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    Re: OT VIllars-Sur-Ollon, Switzerland.

    Hi Imusic and Leaf,

    thank you for the kind words. The scenary around there is breathtaking. Vevey is a nice town and I went down there for a day. I have stayed in Geneva twice.

    In Summer Geneva is great for watching Black Kites (bird of prey the scavenges)

    I will be back in Villars sometime around March and I will have my big lens back from repair too....

    Its great to hear I am not the only one on this forum that likes this area, though I guess it is easier for me to get to than most of you..

    I can also recomend Lake Garda in Italy Malcesine is fantastic in May as it is not too hot and there is snow on the mountains. A cable car runs to the top of Monte Baldo regularly.

    Thanks again

    Simon
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