Ruderi di Poggioreale (21)

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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 (10)

Bassam Jayousi on February 16, 2013

Wonderful composition, beautiful shot! /LIKE/

Greetings from Dubai, Bassam

Piero Genova on February 16, 2013

I'm glad you like it, Bassam!

Best wishes, Piero

Səməd on February 16, 2013

I liked.

Piero Genova on February 16, 2013

Many thanks, Səməd!

Best greetings, Piero

borzoskata on February 16, 2013

Remek fotó!


Adem Dogan on February 16, 2013

Very class Work and stunning Picture.. LIKE

Many Greetings. Adem Dogan

Piero Genova on February 16, 2013

Many thanks, Kata!

Best greetings, Piero

Piero Genova on February 16, 2013

Thank you very much, Adem Dogan!

Best wishes, Piero

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on February 16, 2013


Piero Genova on February 17, 2013

Many thanks, dear Melek!

Best wishes, Piero

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Photo taken in 91020 Poggioreale, Province of Trapani, Italy

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 15, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Piero Genova
    • Camera: 12M DSC
    • Taken on 2011/03/26 16:49:21
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 6.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash