This weekends trip:
The biggest natural underground lake in Europe:
at Saint Léonard, near Sion, Switzerland. (Click the link on the left, and you might see the first picture I uploaded to Wikipedia, which is the one you can also see above. I feel all virtuous and public-spirited now!) Of course I didn't take my fast 28mm/1.8 lens with me, so I had to crank up the ISO like crazy. That's the problem with having multiple lenses: You never have the one you want on your camera!
The reason I did not take the 28mm was that we originally wanted to visit the Grande Dixence, the worlds second tallest barrage sits:
Doesn't look like much, eh? But that's only because you are lacking a frame of reference. Here is a view from the top:
It's 227 meters high - the little pale-green box at the top is a (very ugly) eight-story hotel. The view at the top was awesome, but unfortunately my friend M's knee gave out, so we couldn't hike to the glaciers nearby. Hence the subterran lake, and my anger for not bringing my fast lens...
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