National Geographic : 1915 Jun
Photo by Emil P.Albrecht A SCENE IN AUSTRIAN TYROL NEAR THE ITALIAN FRONTIER On the Dolomiten Strasse: From Falzarego Pass (6,945 feet), Sorapis (10,595 feet) in the distance. On the right the curious Cinque-Torri (7,750 feet) and the Nuvolau (8,460 feet). The road crawls up with constant twistings and turnings, the sun shines hotly onitsunsheltered white ness, and a cold wind sweeps continually over the pass. Even in summer snow may fall here not in playful flurries only, but toadepth of many inches. The beautiful forests of the lower valley here dwindle to scrubby pines; the close turf is thickly strewn with sharp-edged stones; the peaks rise rugged and bare.