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Their intention was to have various ambient light color in different sections of the ice cave. I think in the end it was a good idea and makes the palace charming!

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On this picture you can see the tunnel from the inner side. The first part is not as nice as it could be, but when you get lower towards the blue light the nice things arise.

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Mountains are not fair or unfair - they are just dangerous.

Reinhold Messner
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The palace was built several meters below the surface in the glacier. On this particular picture you can see the second part of the entrance tunnel, which has blue back lighting.

Ice Palace #3/20

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The first picture on this last page is a view of Matterhorn from higher altitude. The photo was taken at the Trockener Steg cable car station around 2939 meters above the sea level.

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This photograph might give you an idea how the Gornergrat (on the right) is situated. It is also connected with Hohtälli via cable car. On the photo you can also see a little black box between the two stations – that is Stockhorn.

Surrounding Mountains #25/28

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The walls and the ceiling look tremendous and the whole place has beautiful atmosphere. It is also pretty cold inside. From the outside, the entrance, it did not look fancy. One would never think what treasures are hidden inside!

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The mountains are calling and I must go.

John Muir
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I will start with a picture of the entrance to the Ice Palace. It is located at around 3810 meters above see level. The entrance is rounded, like a tube, and takes you under the ground. As you can see, the architecture it is more functional than esthetic.

Ice Palace #1/20

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I took the pictures for this panorama around 6:30am with long exposures. It was snowing over night so I felt the photos might have a ‘polar’ feel..

Panoramas #6/6

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Thanks to moderate snowfalls during the evening and the whole night the strong wind was blowing snow from all the higher peaks including the mighty Matterhorn..

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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but look what they can do when they stick together.

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Here we had another beautiful morning, giving us a unique view of Matterhorn. It’s no wonder that this peak is considered to be one of the most gorgeous ones on earth!

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The beautiful orange view of the Matterhorn peak, that was viewable only for a short time during the early mornings was so fascinating, that I had to take more and more photos!

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The tram that connects Furi-Trockner Steg & Trockner Steg-K.Matterhorn. Holds more than 100 people, travels 10m per second and is huge! Here we can see one departing from Trockner Steg station towards Klein Matterhorn.

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This last photo of the Matterhorn gallery is a view of Matterhorn from the highest sightseeing platform in Europe accessible by cableway at 3883 meters above sea level! Can you get any higher? Without a hike :~D

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