Night shot taken, looking east, from the summit of Mount Rocciamelone (3.538 meters / 11,603 feet), Susa Valley, Italy.
In the distance an opening in the carpet of clouds, just above the city of Turin, let filter all the light pollution of the big town. Also thanks to a proper long exposure, this source of light appears as a sort of portal leading to distant universes. Presence also of faint moonlight (phase 27%) almost set in the west.
Despite the considerable number of places I've visited so far in the Alps, the summit of Mount Rocciamelone has always been, is, and surely will be, one of my favorite places ever... not just because it is the symbol mountain of the valley where I live (the Valley of Susa), rather because due to its height and position it is definitely a place where you can almost reach out and touch the otherworldly, especially during the night.
And that's what drives me each time to return to the mountains: to be face to face with the otherworldly. Definitely I do not care of doing anything else while I am there.