clear iced day
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|At the end of May the water at the high pass is still iced, I arived here at early evening (5 pm) with my motorcycle, I was really cold and looking for something hot to drink, but the only one bar was closed.|
San Bernardino Pass (el. 2063 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the Hinterrhein and the Mesolcina (Misox) valleys between Thusis (Graubünden) and Bellinzona (Ticino).
Located at 46°29.82′N 9°10.32′E, it is not to be confused with the Great St. Bernard Pass and the Little St. Bernard Pass.
The top of the pass represents both the Italo-German language frontier and the watershed (drainage divide) between the Po basin and the Rhine basin.
The route first became important in the fifteenth century when the route between Thusis and Splügen was known as the Via Mala. The modern road was first opened only between 1821 and 1823, financed in part by the Kingdom of Sardinia, keen to improve a trade route connecting Genoa and Piedmont to the Graubunden that was not directly controlled by Austria.
Traffic flow was much facilitated when in 1967, the San Bernardino road tunnel was completed, since when vehicle traffic on the pass has been much reduced, benefiting those taking the time to avoid the tunnel. The pass road is only open in summer
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Ciao Franco! Marvelous landscape. Amazing two boats. Nice colours. Good contrast. Very good capture. Well done!
Ciao Franco. E' proprio una bomba sto' 10-20. Una delle tue naturalissime e affascinati vedute ottimamante composta. Sei sempre un grande.
che sfiga!!! spero tu avessi abbastanza maglioncini
bellissimo panorama , quante volte ci sono passata con i miei e quante volte con gli sci... tempi che furono purtroppo! bravo comunque. ciao
It looks like the top of the world, cold and breath taking. You propose a very nice image, colorful and very sharp.
Good job and TFS
- [2009-06-01 6:54]
Wonderful capture,beautiful compo!
nice perspective,amazing natural lighting
and colours! Shadows,blu sky with clouds
and nountain in bg,are simply superb!
regards and tfs