The Dolomites – Italy
He Who Ascends to Mountain-Tops
He who ascends to mountain-tops shall find The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow; He who surpasses or subdues mankind, Must look down on the hate of those below. Though high above the sun of glory glow, And far beneath the earth and ocean spread, Round him are icy rocks, and loudly blow Contending tempests on his naked head. And thus rewards the toils which to those summits led.
Lord Byron, (George Gordon)
I discovered the Dolomites, North-Eastern region of Italy in August and I was struck by the impressive presence of the mountains and rocks rising from the ground.