Ruderi di Poggioreale (18)

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Poggioreale was hit by an earthquake in the night between January 14th and January 15th, 1968. The seism struck the whole western Sicily and in particular the small towns of Belice river valley, causing some hundreds of casualties. The new town of Poggioreale was built a few kilometers from the ruins of the old one. Which has become a ghost town, a witness of its own past.

Poggioreale venne colpita dal terremoto nella notte tra il 14 e il 15 gennaio 1968. Il sisma investì l’intera Sicilia occidentale ed in particolare i paesi della valle del fiume Belice, causando alcune centinaia di vittime. Il nuovo paese di Poggioreale venne edificato ad alcuni chilometri dalle rovine del vecchio. Che è diventato un paese fantasma, testimone del proprio passato.

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Comments (9)

borzoskata on February 14, 2013

Remek fotó!


♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on February 14, 2013

Very beautiful..

Piero Genova on February 14, 2013

I'm glad you like it, Borfel!

Best wishes, Piero

Piero Genova on February 14, 2013

Many thanks, Kata!

Best greetings, Piero

Piero Genova on February 14, 2013

Thank you so much, Melek!

Ciao, Piero

Guizel J.c on February 16, 2013




Piero Genova on February 16, 2013

I'm glad you like it, J.c!

Best greetings, Piero

Karl Eggenmüller on May 4, 2013

Hallo Piero,

eine wundervolle Aufnahme. So schön kann der Verfall eines Hauses dargestellt werden! YSL

Viele Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende aus Deutschland,


Piero Genova on May 4, 2013

You are very kind, thank you very much Karl!

Best wishes,


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Photo taken in 91020 Poggioreale, Province of Trapani, Italy

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  • Uploaded on February 13, 2013
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    by Piero Genova
    • Camera: 12M DSC
    • Taken on 2011/03/26 16:49:52
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 6.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash