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La Clusaz Week Concluded

The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea are well underway. La Clusaz, France, where we had spent most of last week, is a ski town that produces Olympic athletes. This is the roundabout at the entrance to the town – at a quiet moment:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

At that roundabout, the four Olympic athletes who trained at the town are saluted by the town on a billboard:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

Three are competing for France: Benoit Buratti, Anaรฏs Caradeux and Mirabelle Thovex. Anni Karava is competing for Finland.

“You’ll follow and root for them all now, I presume?” my wife laughed.

She knows me too well.

A view from near that roundabout, towards the town:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

In a bubble, heading down from “Beauregard” mountain, one of La Clusaz’s ski areas:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

At the top of “Beauregard.” Unfortunately it was not picture postcard perfect weather that day (back on Thursday):

[Photo by me, 2018.]

But there is always pizza. Chez Papaz restaurant at the foot of the slopes is always a place to have one:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

When the sky is clear, the views all around the town are stunning:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

You could spend all day taking photographs.

The main Roman Catholic church in La Clusaz is visible here at the center of this photo I took early yesterday morning, just before dawn. The Church of Sainte-Foy:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

Here it is also, up close one evening earlier in the week:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

Last Saturday, we did what we always try to do when traveling. We went to Mass.

There, although she didn’t see us, we saw “Madame” – the “70ish” lady from whom we had rented our apartment for the week. She spoke almost no English, but was wonderfully pleasant.

We also ended up sitting a pew away from a middle-aged woman who worked in the shop that had supplied us the sheets and towels we rented for the week.

“Go to Mass, see the locals,” I laughed to the Mrs.

Yes, of course I had to take one – a selfie in sunglasses with La Clusaz’s mountains behind:

[Selfie, 2018.]

Oh, and taking off from Geneva, Switzerland yesterday, I caught the Jet D’Eau fountain. You may recall I also got a couple of photos of it up close while in Geneva last week. It is visible here at the end of the wing:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

The flight from Geneva to London Luton Airport yesterday took about an hour and a half. We’re back in England now.

Hope you are having a good weekend, wherever you are in the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

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