Sunset sequence from the southern route to Diamante: near the center Alpesisa, with a veil of remaining snow on the NW slope; on its left the summits of Monte Bano and in the background, near the left edge of the photo, the snowy Monte Antola
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe