Thursday’s Special: Bird’s Eye View

This week, Paula has asked us for a Bird’s Eye View…. Here are a couple from my travels in the past:

View from the Rock of Dabo, Alsace

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And this is looking down on the Stelvio Pass, taking a quick break from driving in a small sports car- on this occasion w e had driven up in thick fog, and suddenly the fog lifted and this was what we saw (the road had been repaired, some of the atmosphere gone, but still a sight to behold):

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See more here.

37 comments

  1. Just my kind of place! Stelvio pass is going straight to my travel list. The photos and views are awesome!

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  3. I’d love to drive that amazing road!

  4. Suzanne

    Wow. What a wonderful adventure it would have been to drive that road in a sports car.

  5. I think an old sports car is the best way to tackle those bends Sue. Like being in a ’50s film!
    It looks like a hairy drive, but worth it for the views.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. What an amazing road, it looks narrow and scary…

  7. I love the challenge of hairpin bends, though prefer going down to up!

    • Sue

      The first time I did it, and there was no fog, going up was amazing…super tight bends, literally one after another, with short straight sections in between 😀

  8. Oh I love those views.. I wonder if I should go to Norway, where they have similar places.

  9. Emilio Pasquale

    I can see me tooling around these hair-pin turns in an Aston Martin. Hair blowing in the wind, a beautiful woman by my side, a black Mercedes right behind me, trying to push us off the road. I pull the knob of the floor mounted stick shift open and push the button which fires a miniature V-22 rocket and blows the Mercedes to smithereens. And my woman and I enjoy a picnic mutton and 1947 Chateau Petrus on a Faribault Merino wool blanket laid out on the grass on a hill of the Stelvio Pass.

    • Sue

      Dream on, Emilio…first time I did this road, a friend in a beautiful old Aston cracked the cylinder head – twice what my car was worth to repair his engine……

  10. The Stelvio Pass looks like Trollstigen in Norway.

  11. Ow! I think that road would give me the jim-jams. But what a view and what a photo.

  12. The Stelvio Pass is a really great road… You have to try the route Napoleon in France… .-)

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