The Arlberg mountain range
divides the Austrian states of Tyrol and Vorarlberg,
and if you want to drive from Innsbruck to Switzerland,
you'll have to cross these mountains at some point.
The 14km long Arlberg Road Tunnel
is the way to go if you need to journey the fastest route,
while the slower old pass road -
with an elevation of 1,793 m (5,883 ft) -
offers the traveler gorgeous views
of valley and of mountain peaks.
It was late afternoon by the time I reached
the pass, the sun was obscured by dense fog.
I reached the small town
of Feldkirch in Vorarlberg -
close to the Swiss border -
as the sun was setting behind the mountains.
I took this picture at a gallery
around the corner from my hotel.
I liked how the reflections of treetops
played with the tree-lined road
in the painting, teasing the eye.
at the Arlberg Pass
10 March 2010
© 2010 by Merisi