In order to get a taste of the Alps during a school break, my two friends and I went to Abondance—a small village not to far from Evian where we were staying. Because it was well past the ski season, everything there had pretty much come to halt, giving the place a really neat “isolated mountain hamlet” quality. We enjoyed wandering around the area the rest of the day. (1996)
Abondance really did look like everything you would expect a “little village nestled in the Alps” to be. Behind the mists you can see a bit of the snow-covered mountains in the background.
One of my favorite parts of our visit to Abondance was simply walking along the small muddy back roads and seeing the old farmhouses around. The one at left is one of my favorite photos from that trip.
I really like this shot of a “cold mountain stream” too…