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The Dolomites, Italy

heading south out of Bolzano, for the Val di Fiemme
heading south out of Bolzano, for the Val di Fiemme
we stop early in Cavalese to enjoy the old town (and a gelato)
we stop early in Cavalese to enjoy the old town (and a gelato)
back on the road, we start to glimpse new rock types
back on the road, we start to glimpse new rock types
the white stones jut up everywhere
the white stones jut up everywhere
into the Val di Fassa
into the Val di Fassa
we stop to rest, and to take some impossible panorama shots
we stop to rest, and to take some impossible panorama shots
back on the road, dealing with distractions...
back on the road, dealing with distractions...
...outrageous views through the windows...
...outrageous views through the windows...
...and lots of other vehicles!
...and lots of other vehicles!
another stop at the Passo Sella, at 2240m
another stop at the Passo Sella, at 2240m
You mean it's just rocks?
"You mean it's just rocks?"
the views out the other side are just as good
the views out the other side are just as good
OK, rocks are good.
"OK, rocks are good."
heading down from the pass, into the Val Gardena
heading down from the pass, into the Val Gardena
this must be heaven's football pitch
this must be heaven's football pitch
snaking down to the Val Badia
snaking down to the Val Badia
there's a cross on that peak
there's a cross on that peak
a quiet moment between passing bicycles
a quiet moment between passing bicycles
a surprising pond near the road
a surprising pond near the road
at the Passo Falzarego, above Cortina d'Ampezzo
at the Passo Falzarego, above Cortina d'Ampezzo
camper's housing among the rocks
camper's housing among the rocks
the scale of these mountains is amazing...
the scale of these mountains is amazing...
...making attempts at panorama shots rather pointless!
...making attempts at panorama shots rather pointless!
heading down again...
heading down again...
...we pass a WWI memorial and museum
...we pass a WWI memorial and museum
looping back now to the Val di Gardena...
looping back now to the Val di Gardena...
...and our night's rest in Selva
...and our night's rest in Selva
panorama: Dolomiti 1
panorama: Dolomiti 1
panorama: Dolomiti 2
panorama: Dolomiti 2
panorama: Dolomiti 3
panorama: Dolomiti 3
panorama: Dolomiti 4
panorama: Dolomiti 4
panorama: Dolomiti 5
panorama: Dolomiti 5
panorama: Dolomiti 6
panorama: Dolomiti 6
panorama: Dolomiti 7
panorama: Dolomiti 7