Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France (landscape in literature)

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Buckley sent this card from Chamonix to his good chum Geography Cat. Thanks Buckley!

The glacier shown on the card is called Mer de Glace; can you see that the shape of the top of the glacier looks like crashing waves, frozen in time? The dramatic beauty of this place has inspired many creative people, including gothic author Mary Shelley who set an important scene from her 1818 novel Frankenstein here on the Sea of Ice:


Dr Frankenstein meets his creation on the glacier (Credit Universal Pictures 1931)


Mont Blanc is visible in the background of Buckley’s postcard. It is 4809m high, making it Europe’s highest peak.


Photo credit: Explore!