This is not a volcano and that’s not steam nor smoke.
The beautiful pyramid-shaped mountain on the left has at least 3 names as far as I know, depending on what language you speak:
Monte Cervino, in Italian;
Matterhorn, in Swiss German;
Gran Becca, in Patois, the local dialect of the Italian region of “Aosta Valley”, where I am now.
The “wave” on the right is snow, blown away by the strong winds on the summit of the mountain!
Every day Mount Cervino offers a different spectacular sight: about 10 days ago there was almost no snow on it, sometimes it’s covered in clouds, yesterday it had a funny “cloudy hat”, but the snow wave was by far the most amazing thing I’ve seen here. If you’re wondering what I mean for “here”, my new location is a small town at the foot of Mount Cervino, called Breuil-Cervinia.
Please click on the thumbnail below and enjoy the sight!
I just have a quick, elegant note to add:
If I didn’t have my camera on me in that moment, I would have definitely killed someone.