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Picturesque Swiss mountain village

http://photos.wymanstocks.com/Europe/Switzerland/Murren/i-tdqPH46/0/M/wymanstocks-2012-Switzerland-Murren-mountain-village-M.jpg Here is a picture perfect scene from the village of Mürren in Switzerland.  I recently spent a week there.

You cannot get to Mürren by car.  The only two ways to get there are train or cable car as it is 1650 meters (about 5000 feet) up in the Alps.    The main sounds you hear are cow bells ringing as the cows graze all day in the hilly pastures.

Check out a previous post of mine on Mürren to see a sample of activities in the area.  Also, the evening sunsets can be magical to watch sometimes.

You can buy a print of this image if you'd like to hang it on your wall at home or in the office.

Majestic sunset in Mürren, Switzerland

This photo was taken on a three week trip around Switzerland in the village of Mürren.  We had just arrived, checked into our hotel, and decided to stroll around before dark.

As we were walking, the clouds started to roll in and the sun began to set.  This was just one shot of many.  The skyline changed more dramatically over five minutes than I have ever seen.  When we first started walking you could clearly see all the mountains surrounding the village.  Just before dark, the clouds had rolled in so thick that you would not even realize the mountains were there.  This shot was in the middle of that transformation.

There is no real way to describe (visually or with words) the feeling this sunset gave us.  It was magical.  I hope you enjoy this image and can get just a little of what we felt that evening.

Until next time...

Wyman