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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!

Ice Palace #4/20

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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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A similar view as the #10 photo. This time you can see the Jungfrau region far in the middle on the horizon very clearly. This picture was taken in mid-February although it looks like in early November ~ global warming is no joke!

Surrounding Mountains #11/28

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

Reinhold Messner
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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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It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary
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The last photo is a sparkling icy ceiling. I hope you enjoyed this Ice Palace section as much as the other galleries and you will have time to visit this fantastic high-altitude sensation on your own.

Ice Palace #20/20

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I really love nature and photography and when I have a bit of luck one photo can make me happy for weeks and months. This lovely bird is pretty much the case and it has been nesting on my desktop as a wallpaper for a while..

Other Photos #1/10

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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!

Matterhorn #5/26

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare
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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!

Ice Palace #19/20

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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.

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