Mountains in Black and White

I always talk about how much I love the window seat, and it really is true. Whenever I’m lucky enough to score a seat with a view I’ll be resting my forehead against the glass, looking down, looking out, watching the sky for hours.

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I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve flown, but I’ve never stopped being wonder-stuck at seeing the world from that perspective. Even when flying over an ocean where all you can see for hours is a flat sea. Even when flying at night, where the only thing visible are tiny lights marking cities in the dark far below. It always amazes me.

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I recently took a couple different flights over France and was in awe at the mountain ranges I could see from my window. Jagged rock, snow caps, and the incredible textures that are so hard to capture in a photo. At separate times I flew over mountains near the France -Swiss border (the Jura?), and also more dramatic mountains in southern part of France (the Alps? or Pyrenees?).

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In hindsight, Maybe I should have checked the in-flight map available on screen to identify exactly what I was seeing at the time, but who knows what beautiful peaks I might miss while staring a screen instead of my magic little window to the world?

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