I see you are still working on it - will come back again later.
And I hope that protection of this wonderful area works!
Ciao Vid, hope you're well!
Now the work is finished, but it may always be improved...
Thanks and cheers.
Given that Dolomite is different from limestone because of the magnesium, I'm curious as to how that came about. Where the original coral reefs already different in that they contained magnesium, or was there some other process where part of the calcium was somehow replaced by magnesium later on?
Good question, indeed, Rob. I am not a geologist, but i think that the particular ambient existing during the process of building could have turned the calcium in magnesium.
You can take a look here: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolomia
Thanks and cheers!
looking page and the photos are stunning. I wish I had another lifetime to explore such a beautiful place. I spent months planning and saving money for a trip to the Alps and Dolomites back in the 70s but I impulsively blew it on my first new car. These pictures make me regret that decision to this day. :-)
Many thanks, Bob, for your comment.
This place quite deserves a trip! Hope you'll do it! It's better late than never...
All the best. Cheers, Silvia
Great job Silvia, Thanks for sharing,
Senad, many thanks also to you for visiting!
Ciao and cheers
Nice article with very fine photos of this great mountains that we all love.
...i agree with your last three words and i hope that their beauty will be preserved!
Grazie e ciao.
Excellent article, incredible detail and awesome photos, must have been a lot of work. Thank you for providing this resource.
I headed to the Dolomites for a hut to hut hiking trip in the spring of 1995 as part of my two month trip to Italy and German, but the cold spring and big snow of the previous winter still lingered in the alpine, so we went and drank beer in Bavaria instead. I would love to return to climb one day.
Thanks, friend! Yes, a long work indeed...anyhow all your estimations make me happy and mean that it had been not useless! Also the current year spring is cold and rainy and there’s a lot of snow in the Dolomites. Sometimes it happens! The best season to visit this area is the summer, particularly September. Anyhow, if you'll return, i will be happy to give you all the info you'll need.
Silvia this article is AMAZING! Great compilation job and great images, I[ll definately bookmark this as reference for future trips to the area. Thank you!
Thanks, Cissa! Feel free to contact me, when you will do your trip!
Ciao and cheers.
Well written, great diagrams and maps, and beautiful too. Thank you Ms. Mazzani.
Welcome and many thanks for your opinion!
All the best.
The Dolomites rise in their majesty
On this hot summers day.
Rugged stragglers hug the side of the mountain slopes
Cheering on a lone figure.
Squadra buses grunt up the grade
And the commisairs’ motorcycle is pulling sure
Ten meters back.
Coppi does not see the road ahead
Or hear the cheers from his tifosi.
He only drives his fuel burning legs
Until the stage is done.
Inspiring! Thanks Windsor for your homage to this great champion of antan! Giro d'Italia is running now and next Thursday it will pass just in front of my office! Anyhow Coppi is gone and nowaday there are not the same champions!
Thanks Sylvia. That is cool for you. I guess everyone will take a break at work to watch the tour.
Yes, so much doping. Hard to compete at that level when everyone is looking for an edge. I saw the movie "The Armstrong Lie" A very good movie that takes an in depth look at the use of drugs in professional cycling. A candid interview with Lance where he flat out confesses in detail how he got away with it all that time. I believed him. He was cetainly convincing. But my french landlord cyclist friend knew better all along! ;))
Thanks also to you, Windsor. Yes, only a little break from work, but pleasant! Doping? Unfortunately there's much doping, and not only in professional cycling! Anyhow, now Giro d'Italia is running towards the Alps! Unforgettable duels!