Ruderi di Poggioreale (22)

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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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KWO Tsoumenis on April 26, 2013

Unique place, excellent capture, Piero

LIKE

Saluti, Kostas :-)

Piero Genova on April 26, 2013

I'm glad you like it, Kostas

Ciao, Piero

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  • Uploaded on February 16, 2013
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    by Piero Genova
    • Camera: 12M DSC
    • Taken on 2011/03/26 16:29:20
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/291)
    • Focal Length: 7.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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