My capita selecta
of Stelvio 2.0 (all 25 pictures were shot by Blackberry 9900 smartphone - unaltered, except for resizing to 1024x768 format)
Teaming up with the boys for a Black Forest pre-run: ready to rumble.
Nufenen Pass - Passo della Novena.
Ancient Gotthard Pass (cobble stones pass). "Who are thou, trespassing my land ?"
Silvretta Pass. A toll pass = low traffic. The road sign on the pavement says "Fahrt" (i.e. "Drive"): their wish was our command.
Doing justice to «His Royal Smurfness» (His Royal Schlumpfness).
During quite a 'spirited' downhill drive of the 48-hairpinned Stelvio Pass (South side) in an attempt to catch up with the group heading to Nauders, this quasi six year young signorina suddenly said in relaxed way from her booster throne: "OK, let's play «I spy» !", as if we were just on a regular drive to the grocery store. So my wife kept her busy with that game during the Stelvio roller coaster, while I was particularly focused on managing the acceleration, brakes, negotiating corners and other road action. Once we were on "normal roads" in the valley she got bored and fell asleep. True story.
Res ipse loquitur: check the GPS.
A fraction of the Furka Pass.
Lined up at the Tonale Pass - Passo del Tonale. We accidentally ignored the park prohibition signs, scusa.
«The Fog» was a thriller movie directed by John Carpenter (1980). The Gavia Pass was also a thriller and the sudden onset and vanishing of fog did justice to this rather unsettling experience.
Little red boat at Gavia Pass. Henna Red ?
Up high at the Stelvio Pass (North Side), before thunder added some extra flavor to the rumble of the BMW cavalry passing by.
Passo Rombo - Timmelsjoch. Hush-hush, hear the BMW brakes ticking during the cool down. Someone had radioed: "Okay guys, let's reverse this pass". Afterwards we found out that, actually, he had only said "Okay guys, let's traverse this pass". Lost in translation...