Monday, September 22, 2008

Val Gardena - The Dolomites


Here are a few more photos from the recent vacation I took to the Dolomites - Val Gardena area. The area is known for wood sculpting and here is an example of one atop the mountain over Ortisei. We rode a chairlift to get up here and hiked 30 or so minutes. The cross is carved of wood. The mountains provide a wonderful place to for hang gliders - there were many up there with their colorful sails.


Here's a veiw of one of the cable cars we rode. This one took us up to Mr. Siusi. These little cars look like jewls hanging on a necklace from.

4 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi judy!
oh my goodness.
these photos are amazing!
thank you for sharing them!
:) melissa

Judy Mackey said...

Hi Melissa,
Did you have a nice weekend? Yes, the area is really really really beautiful! I know Colorado has fantastic mountains but these have an extra flair with their jagged peaks. If you ever get a chance to go - don't hesitate - do go!!
Have a great week!
Judy

Art and Poetry said...

The white mountains looked really beautiful!

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

Having recently driven across France and Italy and down to Greece I know those Italian roads and drivers well, very inspirational!