Sunday, December 13, 2009

Crag and Station (May 21, 2007)

Taken from the train heading north from Milan to Varenna, on Lake (Lago di) Como. I think what I liked most about the alps, visually, was that cragginess--the huge chunks of mountain that just seems to go up, springing vertically or at acute angles, shaggy dogs of rock with their fleece of forest and, later, snow in the distance. All this was pushed up crisply against the flat blue Italian sky, which seemed to grow clearer as the train wound its way higher; the detail visible on that rock in the distance shows this clarity.

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