Ruderi di Poggioreale (20)

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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 (14)

Valerio Manassero on February 16, 2013

Bella fotografia, scatto interessante! LIKE + Fav! Tanti saluti! Valerio

Piero Genova on February 16, 2013

Ti ringrazio moltissimo, Valerio!

Saluti da Piero

Stathis Chionidis on February 16, 2013

Wonderful ruined places in Italy, nice view and shot.LIKE.Best wishes.Stathis

Piero Genova on February 16, 2013

Thank you very much, Stathis!

Best wishes, Piero

keepclicking on February 16, 2013

A marvellous picture that makes one feel for the passion of the place in past times.

Piero Genova on February 16, 2013

Many thanks, KC!

schnauzerfreund on February 24, 2013

Schöne marode alte Gemäuer, das gefällt dem schnauzerfreund

Piero Genova on February 24, 2013

Thanks a lot, schnauzerfreund!

Ildikó Fehérváry on February 26, 2013

Excellent photo!


Greetings, Ildikó

Piero Genova on February 26, 2013

Many thanks for your kind visit, Ildikó!

Best wishes, Piero

Kostia Semytskyi on February 26, 2013

Interesting! Like 6.
Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

Piero Genova on February 26, 2013

Thanks a lot, Kostia!

Best wishes, Piero

JeO112 on April 16, 2014

Bellisima fotografía, ☆☆☆Like+Fav☆☆☆,
Saludos desde "La isla del encanto"
Puerto Rico....JeO112.

Piero Genova on April 16, 2014

Thank you so much, JeO112!

Best greetings from Sicily, Piero

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Photo taken in 91020 Poggioreale, Province of Trapani, Italy

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  • Uploaded on February 15, 2013
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    by Piero Genova
    • Camera: 12M DSC
    • Taken on 2011/03/26 16:24:20
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/206)
    • Focal Length: 9.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash