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Mount Saleve with paragliders
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This panorama has been shot from one of the spots where many paragliders take off, at the top of the Mount Saleve, France, 10 miles S-W of Geneva. This spot is at about 1'''meters (3'300 feet) high !

In the background, one can see Geneva city, with the Lake Leman (Lake of Geneva), the well known Fountain, and, further away, the Jura chain of mountains.

Copyright: J P. Scherrer
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7000x3500
Uploaded: 25/06/2010
Updated: 17/09/2014
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Tags: geneva; switzerland; paragliding; paraglider; delta-plane; mount saleve; haute-savoie
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