Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

October 14, 2017 at 9:20 am 12 comments

Murren, Switzerland

Location: Murren, Switzerland
Murren is a small village town located 5,413 feet above sea level. it’s inaccessible by car. It took two aerial lifts to get there. From Lauterbrunnen Valley, we rode the cable car going to Gimmelwald and then switched over to another cable car to Murren.

I think Emily Dickinson will be happy to be here even if she doesn’t venture out. From the window of her hotel room, she’ll have a spectacular view of the village and surrounding alps to serve as her inspiration.

For those who like to roam around, the clean mountain air provides the perfect setting for adventure and exploration. If there’s a caveat, distance can be deceiving. Expect that going from Point A to Point B will likely be farther than initially thought. This is especially true when hiking uphill. Good luck! Don’t scale back! If a rookie like me can do it, so can you.


The Angle of a Landscape —
That every time I wake —
Between my Curtain and the Wall
Upon an ample Crack —

Like a Venetian — waiting —
Accosts my open eye —
Is just a Bough of Apples —
Held slanting, in the Sky —

The Pattern of a Chimney —
The Forehead of a Hill —
Sometimes — a Vane’s Forefinger —
But that’s — Occasional —

The Seasons — shift — my Picture —
Upon my Emerald Bough,
I wake — to find no — Emeralds —
Then — Diamonds — which the Snow

From Polar Caskets — fetched me —
The Chimney — and the Hill —
And just the Steeple’s finger —
These — never stir at all —

– Emily Dickinson


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  • 1. pierrmorgan  |  October 14, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Thanks for the pingback, plaridel – and Emily’s poem!

    • 2. plaridel  |  October 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm


      you’re welcome. what a great shot you took there! they look so alive.

      • 3. pierrmorgan  |  October 14, 2017 at 6:45 pm

        Thanks – yes, they were frisky…nibbling everything in reach!

        • 4. plaridel  |  October 15, 2017 at 12:19 pm


          i totally agree. once they came to our backyard through an opening and ate everything green. 🙂

  • 5. Selina  |  October 14, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Took me right back to a Swiss holiday I had – we stayed in Wengen. Also inaccessible by car. We hiked every day and loved it.

    • 6. plaridel  |  October 14, 2017 at 4:40 pm


      awesome! any photos to share? 🙂

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    • 8. plaridel  |  October 15, 2017 at 12:19 pm


      thanks for the pingback! much appreciated.

  • 9. Rupali  |  October 15, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Beautiful place and image.

    • 10. plaridel  |  October 15, 2017 at 12:19 pm


      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  October 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm


      thanks for the pingback! much appreciated.


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