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Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Apr 6, 2014 3:45 am - Voted 10/10

Good article!

I see you are still working on it - will come back again later.
And I hope that protection of this wonderful area works!


Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Apr 6, 2014 1:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good article!

Ciao Vid, hope you're well!
Now the work is finished, but it may always be improved...
Thanks and cheers.


rgg - Apr 6, 2014 6:08 am - Voted 10/10

I'm curious...

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?

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Apr 6, 2014 1:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm curious...

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:
Thanks and cheers!


reboyles - Apr 27, 2014 6:12 am - Voted 10/10

What a nice...

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. :-)


Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Apr 29, 2014 10:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What a nice...

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

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Apr 29, 2014 12:33 pm - Voted 10/10


Great job Silvia, Thanks for sharing,

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - May 1, 2014 8:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: ....

Senad, many thanks also to you for visiting!
Ciao and cheers


ganesh70 - Apr 30, 2014 1:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Ottimo articolo

Nice article with very fine photos of this great mountains that we all love.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - May 3, 2014 3:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ottimo articolo

...i agree with your last three words and i hope that their beauty will be preserved!
Grazie e ciao.

Old School WB

Old School WB - Apr 30, 2014 10:34 pm - Voted 10/10


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.

Grazie amico

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - May 2, 2014 12:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Superbo!

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.
Cheers, Silvia


Cissa - May 1, 2014 9:44 am - Voted 10/10


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!

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - May 2, 2014 11:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: WOW!

Thanks, Cissa! Feel free to contact me, when you will do your trip!
Ciao and cheers.


swbackcountry - May 3, 2014 10:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Very interesting

Well written, great diagrams and maps, and beautiful too. Thank you Ms. Mazzani.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - May 4, 2014 11:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very interesting

Welcome and many thanks for your opinion!
All the best.


Noondueler - May 15, 2014 9:41 pm - Voted 10/10

Giro D Italia

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
Against gravity
Until the stage is done.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - May 16, 2014 3:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Giro D Italia

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!


Noondueler - May 17, 2014 2:20 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Giro D Italia

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! ;))

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - May 24, 2014 9:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Giro D Italia

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!

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