Mont Blanc Massif I

The image above, no kidding, is the view from my (current) doorstep, close to Mont Blanc. We are renting a house in a village that has either 14 or 40 inhabitants. Neither my French nor our hosts’ English were quite up to settling this question. Either way, there’s nothing here but mountains, empty barns, and high speed wireless that works a lot better than back home in Manhattan.