mountains

Dolomites

Dolomites

My flickr contact chris schroeer-heiermann who usually is shooting architecture (he’s an architect) took a trip to the Italian Alps (Dolomites) and posted this nice series, taken, as always, with his Canon S95 point and shoot camera. Amazing.

The Dolomites get their particular look from being made up primarily of the rock dolomite, a sedimentary rock that’s much like what many know as limestone.

Dolomites

Dolomites

Airstream on a cliff

Refuge Gervasutti by LEAPfactory

This is a great idea: a prefab climber/hiker refuge that’s airlifted into place and assembled in a few hours. The Airstream trailer of refuges. I wonder how this idea might translate into low cost housing on level ground?

My only concern is that in the example refuge the front door is a bit too close to the drop off and in icy or snowy conditions one might, uh, have a bad day.