Some views from le col de la Schluct ( 1139 meters high/373 feet ).It’s not Mount Everest, but offers a great view and lots of fresh air .
Col means a mountain pass, and this one joins the Vosges, and it’s vallée de la Meurthe to the neighboring region called Alsace, and it’s vallée de la Fecht. There’s even a marker up there to remind you of this geographical tidbit :
Step to one side, you’re in the Alsace region, step to the other the Lorraine region.
But, like most visitors who go up there, we let the car haul us up. But hardy hikers or bikers also do the climb up.The “cols/ mountain passes” in this area have more than once been host to bicycle races like the Tour de France.
An orientation table. Looking towards neighboring Alsace and the Vosges.One is supposedly able (on a clearer day), to catch a glimpse of the French Alps.Not easy-it’s further down South and no ways nearby.
To end with a Panoramic shot. Click on the picture to get that Panoramic view.
Taken by a Kodak Advantix camera, which allowed you to easily shoot landscapes like this. It was a very original camera; no plastic negatives; they were all contained in the roll of film that you used ! And you got a “film card”, that let you indentify each of your pictures.