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  • Swiss Alps

    Dispatches from the Alps, 6

    January 2, 2015   |   By William L. Fox

    This morning we start our second visit to public site-specific art installations by meeting with Jean-Maurice Verone, the organizer of two public art programs in the Valais. Jean-Maurice is a Swiss designer working in Milan, and we gather in his jam-packed work space in a contemporary high-tech business park in Martigny. Jean-Maurice started R&ART in... 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

  • Swiss Alps

    Dispatches from the Alps, 1

    September 11, 2014   |   By William L. Fox

    Flying this morning into low clouds over Lake Geneva, the Swiss Alps were hidden save for the 4,810 meter (15,781 ft.) Mt. Blanc, which stands above all of Europe. When I was last here more than forty years ago, Geneva was tightly clustered around the lakeshore, and driving up into Switzerland’s southern alps in the... View Post