Isola di San Pietro: The Columns / Le Colonne

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Have become a symbol of the place, are located at the southern tip of the island of San Pietro, in the loveliest coastal headlands, coves and cliffs.

The name is clearly linked to the shape of a pillar of natural monuments. On the origin of some form of rock legends have been passed: this would be petrified sailors on punishment of evil committed, or to show that S. Peter, the patron of the island, was transformed into a rock to defend the inhabitants.

One of the two today has broken under the action of atmospheric and sea.


Divenute ormai un simbolo del luogo, sono situate presso la punta meridionale dell'Isola di San Pietro, in uno splendido scenario costiero di promontori, calette e falesie.

Il nome è chiaramente legato alla forma di pilastro naturale dei monumenti. Sull’origine della forma rocciosa sono state tramandate alcune leggende: si tratterebbe di marinai pietrificati in punizione del male commesso, o di mostri che S. Pietro, protettore dell’isola, avrebbe trasformato in roccia per difendere gli abitanti.

Una delle due oggi si è frantumata sotto l'azione degli agenti atmosferici e del mare.

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Comments (54)

Giorgos Dimitriadis on December 6, 2013

Another gorgeus shot,Like 21.Best wishes,George

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on December 6, 2013

Thanks

George

for your always welcome visit, the kind comment and L 21. Best regards, Canpao

Inge Röpke on December 13, 2013

♥Great composition and perfect framed…LIKE22/3!!!! Greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on December 13, 2013

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Inge

for your always welcome visit, the kind comment and L 22 + YS 3. Good weekend and best regards, Canpao

hschwe on January 28, 2014

Great picture, canpao!! Wonderful country and photos Like 6 and Favorite 5!

Kind greetings from Lower Rhine, Helmut

Thank you all very much for your very kind comments and score;)).

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on January 28, 2014

Thank you so much

Helmut

for your always welcome visit, the kind comment and L 6 + F 5. Best regards, Canpao

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on January 28, 2014

Thank you so much

Helmut

for your always welcome visit, the kind comment and L 23 + F 4. Best regards, Canpao

Guizel J.c on March 15, 2014

Beautiful sea view

LIKE

greetings-j.c

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on March 15, 2014

Thank you so much

J.c

for your visit , the kind comment and L 24. Best regards, Canpao

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on June 26, 2014

Thanks

Antic

for your always welcome visit, the kind comment and L 25.Best regards, Paolo

A lot of congratulations for this luxury of photography.

Like+Fav.

Nikos1954 from Greece-Piraeus.

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on September 15, 2014

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Nikos

for your always welcome visit, the kind comment and L + F 5.Good week and best regards, Paolo

Zygmunt Borowski on March 29

Beautiful rock formation - like

I cordially greet - Zygmunt

Thanks

Zygmunt

for your always welcome visit, the kind comment and L 27. Nice week, Paolo

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 8, 2011
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    by Paolo “Canpao” Canna…
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S50
    • Taken on 2010/06/25 18:28:17
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 17.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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