Sunday, February 17, 2008

Schilthorn

Hitting Up The Alps James Bond Style




One Friday afternoon brought Cyril, Myriame and I to the film location of James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service. I have to admit, I have never once seen a James Bond film. There was a clip playing there, though, and saw the restaurant we had just eaten in get blown up. Also lots of ridiculous ski chases. Good ol' 1969 film effects.
Here is a fun fact: On Her Magesty's Secret Service is the only Bond film to entirely take place and be filmed in Europe!



Giant gondola. Usually full of skiers and their skis, leaving little room for little old us.


Myriame and her son on Schilthorn.


View from the revolving restaurant with Lake Thun just visible behind the snow.


Mountains!


Also from the restaurant.


Somebody thought it would be fun to go off the run and brake his neck.




Ski runs.




One of the guys wishing to break his neck, I guess.


At the lower gondola stop.
Mountains: Eiger, M√ľnch and Jungfrau in the back. Quite well-known.




Soaking it up.


The sun is fantastic that high up.
It has been so sunny and clear lately, it feel as if you can see around the globe from up there.




The altitude is also a bit tiring.
Almost 3000m above sea level is pretty high.


Determined not to let the oncoming cold take hold, I am spraying awful sprays, taking long baths, drinking lots of water, swallowing those pills and sleeping it off.

See you on the other side.

1 comment:

v said...

the one with the bird is super nice