Maloja Pass | Porsche 911
|Maloja Pass | Porsche 911
When you drive through the small Italian town of Chiavenna, with its historic cobblestone center, its cafés and gelato stalls, an atmosphere of Italian Dolce Vita still blows. One does not imagine that it is only a matter of following a valley and climbing a mountain pass, and that, twenty kilometers further on, a new world opens up at the end of the road, a world made up of the deep green of the forests, the intense blue of the lakes and the sparkling white of the eternal snows, where the peaks are close to the waters.
If you come from Italy, the Maloja Pass is the gateway to the Upper Engadine, home to the historic resort of St. Moritz, the birthplace of winter tourism in the Alps, the crystal-clear lakes of Silvaplana and Sils Maria, and Piz Bernina, the most easterly peak in the Alps at over 4,000 meters. Here you can see the spooky Maloja snake, a thin cloud that sometimes emerges from the distant Lake Como, slips through the notch of the pass and then mysteriously slips into the Engadine valley, drowning the landscape in an almost unreal, cottony wave.
It is at the wheel of a Porsche 911 that you have to drive along the ribbon of asphalt that separates these two worlds. The 911, designed in 1964, is the emblematic model of the Stuttgart-based manufacturer and has been produced in a multitude of versions over its more than 50 years of existence. Its recognizable shape, with its distinctive headlight design and famous 6-cylinder flat rear engine, has made it an icon of the automotive world. The artwork depicts the famous second generation of the 911, unveiled in 1974, on the last laps of the western slope of the Maloja Pass.
|Étorie on fine art paper
|Atelier WOCS, Genève
|Certificate of authenticity