This is a cycling monument on the pordoi pass. Memorial to Fausto Coppi.
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This is a really artistic monument. There are so many details when I concentrate. Nice catch!
19 Jan 2011 5:42am
19 Jan 2011 6:32am
Tu es à au col de l'iseran ou c'est en italie ? Je te souhaite une agréable journée
19 Jan 2011 7:57am
Super shot! Great details, very good one!
19 Jan 2011 8:00am
Bonito monumento y buen ciclista.Buena toma.
19 Jan 2011 9:36am
Interesting monument - great angle you get here!
19 Jan 2011 11:27am
It seems that Fausto is coming out of his statue. Sharp photo.
19 Jan 2011 12:20pm
Does the Tour de France go through here?
19 Jan 2011 1:21pm
he was one of the best at his time! nice capture!
19 Jan 2011 2:54pm
19 Jan 2011 3:41pm
Great shot of a fitting monument
19 Jan 2011 6:27pm
Impressive monument and the story is worth a read, too !
19 Jan 2011 7:01pm
I'm reading the Marco Pantani story at present and there's been a number of references to Coppi that didn't register until I saw this and looked him up...other than his big Tour de France victories that sets cyclists apart from the mere mortals I thought this was superb: "He rode his first race at 15, among other boys not attached to cycling clubs, and won 20 lire and a salami sandwich for first prize. Coppi took a racing licence at the start of 1938 and won his first race, at Castelleto d'Orba, near the butcher's shop. He won alone, winning an alarm clock."
Thanks for opening my eyes Al!
19 Jan 2011 7:32pm
@Ted: thanks for the interest Ted, cheers
The bright sunlight does a great job of bringing out the details and textures seen in this sculpture/monument!
19 Jan 2011 8:09pm
Good morning Alun,
An interesting monuments including clear excellent detail. 5 stars ***** Have a nice time and all the best.
Thank you very much for your nice comments. Dear greetings Christel
20 Jan 2011 1:14am
Fantastic shot! Nice texture and details...
20 Jan 2011 1:49am
Einen schoenes Bild von diesem Monument. Du hast das 3-D sehr gut wieder gegeben. Congrats!
20 Jan 2011 3:22am
Beautifully shot. Nice sharp details.
20 Jan 2011 4:02am
GReat shot and great documentary. The close up really captures the textures.
20 Jan 2011 4:24am
A true cycling here,Giro d´Italia winner 5 times,twice winner of the Tour d´France.The dominator of the pre and post WWII years also once described as riding like "A Martian on a bicycle" The photo is of the Memorial in the Pordoi pass !! Great stuff,I´m so jealous.......
20 Jan 2011 12:02pm
@Anthony Morgan Lambert: you would love it there, so much cycling, its everywhere
Very interesting, really like this shot. : )
22 Jan 2011 11:42am
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