Dolomites living mountains

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Dolomites living mountains
Created On: Mar 20, 2012
Last Edited On: Jan 29, 2017


“Come, have a close look at this wonder, without a doubt one of the most beautiful, powerful and astonishing gifts from our planet… Are they rocks or clouds? Are they true or maybe a dream?” Dino Buzzati, The Glass Mountains, 1956

Civetta, the hanging glacier at sunset
The hanging glacier on Civetta NW face at sunset
What remains of Antelao Upper Glacier
Blue horizons seen from Antelao summit ridge

The Dolomites are considered as one of the finest mountain scenery, called Dolomite Landscape, marked by distinctive and unique characters, which have an extraordinary aesthetic significance: we find a wide variety of steep rock formations, such as needles, towers, spires, pinnacles, interrupted by the horizontal shapes, like ledges, tablelands and crags; we see the green and gentle angled valleys clashing surprisingly with the awesome vertical rise of the mighty peaks.

Unsettled morning over Cinque Torri and TofanaUnsettled morning over Cinque Torri and Tofana

Also called "Pale Mountains" in reason of the impressive white bright colour which they assume under the moonlight, the Dolomites are regarded as an exceptional example representing the history of the transformation of the primary carbonatic platform into an alpine range.

Airy climb on Spigolo del Pollice
Airy climb on Spigolo del Pollice
Pelmo and Pelmetto dominate the Alpe di Mondeval
Pelmo and Pelmetto dominate the Alpe di Mondeval


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Marmaduke - Mar 21, 2012 2:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Wonderful Album

All your photos are very beautiful

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Mar 21, 2012 2:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful Album

You're kind, thank you very much, the Dolomites are very suggestive in fall - when you have the luck of finding a good weather!


Trevers89 - Mar 22, 2012 4:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Beautiful photos!

They bring back photos of hiking, camping and climbing in these mountains!

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Mar 23, 2012 12:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful photos!

Thanks for visiting my Dolomites' gallery!



lcarreau - Jan 25, 2017 2:31 pm - Voted 10/10

Very hopeful ...

You won't have another avalanche like the one that buried the hotel.

May the sunshine always be at your back, instead of in your face !!

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Jan 29, 2017 3:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very hopeful ...

Thanks a lot, Larry, I like very much the words you found!
The hotel was buried by the fury of the elements, the earthquake has moved an avalanche! In these areas of central Italy is difficult to have so much snow... What to say? It's been so!
On the other hand in the North we are without rain and snow!
Ciao, grazie! Silvia

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