Pralongià: It’s All Downhill from Here (5)

31 Jul


Marion told us over lunch that we would be walking all the way back down into Corvara rather than taking the cable car. This was probably the longest hike I had ever made…between 10 and 12 miles.

The way down was marked by fields of wildflowers, most notably these voluptuous yellow globe flowers.

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Sassongher in the foreground, Puez in the background.


Now we could begin to see some of the houses of Corvara.

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When we hit pavement, we knew we were almost back.

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We peered into a nicely kept Churchyard.


And a lovely kitchen garden.


That night we went to dinner in the town of Ojes (pronounced Oh, yes). The group included Marion Posch and her boyfriend Vincenzo, the Russian Vladimir, and me.



19 Responses to “Pralongià: It’s All Downhill from Here (5)”

  1. magreenlee July 31, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    Fantastic photographs and what a beautiful place.

    • Rosemarie July 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

      Thank you and yes, it is beyond beautiful.

  2. dadirri7 July 31, 2013 at 7:08 am #

    extraordinary! it is so picture-book pretty 🙂

  3. Reggie July 31, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Love the pictures and the story you tell, Rosemarie. That kitchen garden is remarkable – must take a lot of work to look after it.

  4. Linda Arthur Tejera July 31, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    The scenery is beyond breathtaking! I was trying to pick a favorite but no luck. I love them all! 🙂

    • Rosemarie July 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

      This was my trip of a lifetime.

  5. mamacormier July 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    How sore were you after walking ‘downhill’ for that distance? I remember the muscle pain that my husband and I endured after walking down from the mountain in Stowe, Vermont many years ago. You use muscles that you normally don’t use on a descent like that. Beautiful scenery.

    • Rosemarie July 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

      I was stiff, not sore. I took care with small steps, but I could feel the pull in my knees. I’m not sure that I am completely back to normal yet.

  6. Heyjude July 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    More beautiful photos Rosemarie. I love the wild flower meadows with the stunning mountain background – so many varieties in that photo – and the lovely yellow globe flowers. Makes me want to go to the mountains, but I’m afraid I couldn’t walk that far on a hilly landscape. You must be so proud of yourself for doing this.
    Jude xx

  7. Stephen Liddell July 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    I think pretty much everywhere is going to be downhill from there. What a great trip and fantastic photos!

  8. naomimgruer July 31, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    Lovely pictures.

  9. Cee Neuner March 25, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    I can see why you like this series. So picturesque and beautiful!!! 🙂

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