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  • Swiss Alps

    Dispatches from the Alps, 4

    December 16, 2014   |   By William L. Fox

    Settling down with Janis Osolin for a lunch of homemade tomato soup, deer salami, bread and local cheeses, I scribble as fast as I can as he relates the history of Furk’Art . Janis is committed to people understanding the pass as more than a scenic climax, but as a site socially constructed through the... View Post

  • Swiss Alps

    Dispatches from the Alps, 3

    December 5, 2014   |   By William L. Fox

    The eastern end of the Valais hosts the headwaters of the Rhône that originate from a glacier of the same name. The famous body of ice which once rested as far down as the valley floor has retreated during the last 150 years up an enormous cliff, the icefall leaving behind a series of waterfalls.... View Post

  • Swiss Alps

    Dispatches from the Alps, 2

    November 25, 2014   |   By William L. Fox

    This morning the skies over southwestern Switzerland are clear as we drive east and along the Rhône River. The Canton Valais is a corridor for traffic to and from Italy south and over the mountains to our right. A 48-inch diameter pipeline transferring gas from the Netherlands to Italy is on our left, as are... View Post