Located in the heart of the Dolomites in an alpine valley, it is a popular winter sport resort known for its ski-ranges, scenery, accommodations, shops and après-ski scene. After the scheduled 1944 Olympics had been cancelled because of WWII, it hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics as well as various world cup events and motion pictures. Much of 1963 classic The Pink Panther, the progenitor of the series, was filmed in Cortina. One of the memorable James Bond stunt sequences in 1981’s For Your Eyes Only, gunners on spike-wheeled motorcycles chasing Roger Moore on skis, was filmed on its slopes, as were several scenes in the film Cliffhanger.
So, here it is: a post of random photos from Cortina d’Ampezzo taken during a bike ride…
I know the sky and colors look kind of surreal but they are real. I did not color or replaced anything, this place in the middle of
nowhere mountains is THIS awesome! And so are these peeps you can see in photos who were patiently waiting on me to snap a photo or two. Every 10 minutes. I am aware I was a pain in the … so I promised I will not take camera with me ever again. My friends and my hubby are way more important than taking pictures of everything.