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Statue Above Lens

From the picnic area near Crans-Montana, we saw this statue at the top of a mountain opposite & we felt compelled to investigate.
The village below the statue is called Lens, we drove through & parked along a track, which we thought seemed close to the statue... It was surprisingly an hour's walk, but a lovely one through woodland & mountain tracks with splendid views...

As we climbed it became obvious that the mountain was a place of worship...

With a well maintained altar along the way...

And at the top we discovered...
Le Valais Au Christ-Roi!

The view was amazing...

We were able to take shelter in the chapel...
We thought it was around 25 degrees, but eventually discovered it had been over 30!

So we took the opportunity to picnic in the shade...

And top up our water bottle with fresh mountain water.

We couldn't get enough of the 360 degrees view...

We decided to take the steep path down through the woodland...

Le Valais.

Our usual waffle... 

A fabulous walk.. :-)

Kay & Sime
xx

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