The area close to the french Voges mountains town of Gérardmer in Lorraine
only a short stone throw from Alsace.
A pump housing via a pipe system regulates amount of water in the mountain lakes
to prevent the water create dramatic shift when it is lheading down.
Other places the nature manage the process itself.
Look like looking down town actually the town is located about 900 meter above sea level.
Probably the goats think “Why not enjoy it, while we are here”.?
Very lovely countryside! Is that building really a water pumping station? I wouldn’t mind a house like that.
Yes it’s a pumping station regulalates the water level in 3 mountain lakes close to each other at 3 levels… 🙂
Thank you for sharing the wonderful mood of that area. Great shots, Drake.
Thanks a lot – fascinating area no matter time of year – a lot of changes (most in colors) during the year… 🙂
Wonderful pictures, really an idyllic landscape. I love the photo of goats 🙂 Thanks for sharing dear Drake.
So glad you enjoyed these view – yes goats always look to happy I think… 😀
Besides the amazing photos, I found your post absolutely interesting !
So glad you enjoyed these views – in fact there are many impressive man made structures in the area but most impressive are the nature made structures… 🙂
Gorgeous, Drake. I’m pretty sure my s-i-l and I were there last year when I visitied her. However, we weren’t in the countryside the way you were. More of a driving trip, albeit driving all over.
Beautiful higher level of view captures!
That reflection is stunning!
Very lovely, LDN! It’s a bit dizzying up there. Do people go where the goats are going, or do just the goats go there?
People do too or some do the young goats caretakers do… 🙂
They have to take care of the goats… 🙂
Oh, right! …. Are there such creatures as “wild goats”
A lot of goats – they don’t need any caretakers – these are ‘paid’ for delivering milk for goat cheese… 😀
Uch! I don’t like goat cheese, but these goats are not locked up. They are roaming in their natural habitat, and I appreciate that.
I wish all people took care of animals like this!! It really is a lovely shot of the pretty goats. Thank you LDN!
The family who own them, they are very fond of them and fit them well – if members of the family go outside their small farm then the goats follows them… 🙂
I love that!!! xx
Wonderful! There’s a magic to these shots, Drake. 🙂
Great images Drake. The first one with the reflection is especially gorgeous