07:01 Monday, June 10, 2019 - Hello Hotel Rita......Would you please clean the lens of the Skyline Webcam that you host? Thank you!
10:30 June 6 - All the construction equipment and material has been removed. And now, a young man is pressure washing the parking spaces in front of the hotel. Very nice to be able to watch all that has happened here in the past weeks. Hoping for great success for Hotel Rita. Ciao!
07:25 June 2 - Hi PMM - (1 So now we have something in common: we both have an experience live and in person with the Google Earth Car up close and personal; so interesting. You at your local supermarket, and me on my couch in my living room as it drove by. And we both have downloaded Google Earth; another great way to travel. 2) I'm hoping to watch many of the summer tourists and hikers on several Italian Skyline cams this year. As interesting as the skiers.
07:08 June 2 - Big cleanup and the crane is gone.....looking good.....good job, workers. Looks to be almost ready for tourist season.
@J.Funny. Have downloaded Google Earth and indeed it is very interesting to use - technology is wonderful sometimes! :)
06:03 May 24, 2019 - Much of the demolition material has been removed. I am sure Hotel Rita will be pleased when all of the renovation is complete. Hotel Rita, thank you for hosting this Skyline webcam. I often visit this and the Belvedere webcam down the street. Oh, and the Passo Pordoi webcam.
16.05.19, Oh - the hopper has gone! Better view !
10.05.19. Hi J Funny. Many thanks for your reply on the Maldives cam - I have come back on here to reply. Yes I did see your Kenya comments - am missing the daily shots of the elephants but realise now there is more water available elsewhere we will not see them so often. Very interesting too your post re this whole area! I must download Google Earth it sounds amazing. I too was lucky enough to see a Google car (well I was driving behind it) as it was passing our local supermarket. They get everywhere ha ha. Thank you for your interesting posts - I whizz around these cams and sometimes leave comments forgetting where in the World I’ve been. One minute you can be up a mountain in the cold snow and the next on a hot sunny beach. It’s a fantastic way to see the World and the people/places who live on this Earth. :)
May 4, 2019 - Greetings CyO - "Google Earth" is a free program that you have to download onto your computer. It is completely different from something like Google maps or webcams that you might be used to. Best to download it from Google themselves (for your security) and not another provider who offers a download from that site. When Google Earth opens up, it shows you the earth as a globe. On Google Earth you can look up addresses (even maybe your own), cities, countries, get directions, etc. In the upper righthand corner of the screen, you may have to hover to make it appear: will be a compass that points north (circle with an 'N') which you can grab and rotate; when you zoom in to about 255 miles (US) altitude, a person figure appears that you can drag down. The person figure (street view) is the Google Car with the 360 degree camera (it is not what you would understand as the usual internet 'webcam'). When you have done your search, drag the person down and release (if you are precise, on the blue or yellow line when letting go), there will be the street view and you can travel along. It takes a while to travel considerable distance, so be patient. Since you seem to do a lot of traveling on the internet, I think you will be very pleased with downloading Google Earth. It takes some getting used to, but learn by reading what they provide, and keep trying. Practice a lot and you will become good at it. Have fun! Let me know after you have learned to use it and how you like it.
May 3, 2019 - Hi PMM. 1) That's so interesting that you read my comments on the Kenya cam. Did you read what I wrote about the animals leaving. You will have to page back on the 'More' button to find it. 2) I was wondering if you would come back to this Canazei Fassa cam and read what I wrote to you. Right now, it's about 11:35 a.m. Italy time, and the workers are very busy with the renovation. Everyday there's changes. 3) Look at the huge snow-covered mountain that's at the far end of the street. That's Marmolada!...very famous. It looms above Canazei. 4) Down the other end of the street is another Skyline cam. And it points towards the Hotel Rita area. That cam shows the Belvedere building entrance where thousands of skiers buy ski passes and take chair lifts/gondolas up a mountain behind the building. On the other side of that particular mountain is Passo Pordoi (Pordoi Pass) where there's a great Skyline cam with a wide view up very high ski slopes. Dozens and dozens of skiers come down at any one time. It's the cam that says Pordoi Pass (PP) Belvedere Maria. (The PP Arraba one isn't as interesting). 4) I was so curious to get the lay-of-the-land, so I went on Google Earth and 'surveyed' from the satellite view, and then went on the street view, and have driven the Google Earth Car all over the place around Canazei and Passo Pordoi. Now I understand the territory. Doing this makes it much more enjoyable. By the way, I was sitting on my couch a few years ago, and guess what drove by....yep, a Google Car with the 360 degree camera on top. So some time later I went on Google Earth and they had uploaded my area. So I drove the Google Earth car right along where I live. You keep clicking and the car advances forward. 5) I drove the Google Earth car and found the exact place where the Skyline camera is that's by the Hotel Rita. Boy, I hope those construction guys don't knock it off.
Hi J. Funny - usually read your interesting comments on the Kenya cam! Yes I have been watching all the Skyline cams for over two years now. Well - perhaps this one will be of interest to all the construction builders out there?! :)
May 1, 2019 - PMM, I read your note from one year ago about Italy having the best cams through Skyline. I agree. And I think that their corporate office is in Italy(?).
May 1, 2019 - Hi PMM, This view is usually good. The winter ski season has just ended, and Hotel Rita is now undergoing major renovation. There has been a lot of demolition, and now new material has been delivered. Canazei is a skiing hot spot and has thousands of visitors (skiers) in the winter, so the amount of people must take a toll on businesses and infrastructure. The town must now do maintenance and get ready for the warm season visitors. They also have a festival every year in late summer or early fall. That draws many people. I have watched the two Skyline webcams that this town has for over a year, so I have seen quite a bit of what Canazei does to ready itself for the influx of large numbers of people, skiers in the winter and hikers in the summer. Anyway, I hope this explanation helps, and that you'll come back to Canazei's cams. All of this construction should be done in a few weeks, and the view will be clear. By the way, it is located in the Dolomite Mountains (Italian Alps) in northern Italy.
29.04.19. Oh dear - this is not a good view! :(
WOW !!!! What allot of Snow.. Very Christmasy...
13dec18--The natural sno machine has covered the land with beauty. EnJoy EnJoy