Thursday July 4, 2013

WEST OF CORTINA – We hiked today through a company of Alpini training on the rock faces above us. They wished not to be photographed. We ran into some fairly threatening weather but didn’t get all that wet. Black and white images taken with my Leica Monochrom; the one color images from the trip is from my Leica M.

Storm on the trail
Storm on the trail
Dolomites
Dolomites
Lunch
Lunch
My only color
My only color

On this day last year: Milan.

Graffiti
Graffiti

Wednesday July 3, 2013

SAN CASSIANO – We’ve stayed two nights in this lovely town – in major part because of the marvelous hotel here, Rosa Alpini. We had a chance to get to know the owner, Hugo Pizzinini and his family, and Norbert Niederkofler, the Michelin two star chef who runs the restaurant in the hotel. All images taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summichron Asph. lens.

20130703-L1010409-1 Panorama

Hugo at a lunch that he provided in his family’s hut on the alp above San Cassiano.

20130703-L1010504-1 Panorama

20130703-L1010439

On this day last year: Detail in Milan.

Detail
Detail

Monday July 1, 2013

THE DOLOMITES – I’m at a bit of a loss on exactly where this was taken because I’m writing this in Connecticut separated from my copy of our Italian itinerary. Next trip I’ll use the iPhone’s gps to help document were I’ve been. So we’ll just look at the pictures, taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron Asph. lens, rather than write about them. The first image is six frames stitched.

Alps!
Alps!
Maria
Maria

On this day last year: Todi and Milan. On this day last year we drove from Todi to Milan, an itinerary that we will repeat this year later in our journey.

Sunday June 30, 2013

SCHUTZHAUS TIERSER ALPL – The hardest day in our trek. A long, long uphill slog from Schlern to this refugio in a high saddle. We sleep here in bunk bed accomodations and have a relatively simple meal – our only simple dinner of the entire trip. Well worth the effort. All images with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron Asph. lens.

20130630-L1010131-1 Panorama

20130630-L1010117-1 Panorama

20130630-L1009988

On this day last year: Todi. Todi is actually our next stop (after the Dolomites) in this year’s trip.

Todi
Todi

Monday June 25, 2012

ON THE TRAIL TO SILS MARIA – We had some rain along the way here – one of two rainy days on the trip. A little rain is a good thing because otherwise we would have been carrying out weatherproof layers in vain. The view from the trail back toward St. Moritz taken with my Leica M9 and 24mm Summilux lens.

St. Moritz
St. Moritz

On this day one year ago: Pool Warren Connecticut.

Pool Warren Connecticut
Pool Warren Connecticut