National Geographic : 1913 Aug
Photo byS.G.Wehrli THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC "The panorama before you is immense: but everything is on such a grand scale, great agglomerationsof plains and mountains, that alldetails escape you. Most of Switzerland, great portions of France as far south as Lyons, and the plains of Piedmont and Lombardy, inItaly, arespread out before you. . . And I should not fail to speak of the Janssen Observatory at the summit, theboldest monument ever erected tothe glory of science, situated here at the apex of Europe" (see page 893).