Poggioreale, life in a ghost town

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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 (6)

barbaradel on February 21, 2013

Che tristezza queste città fantasma...

Piero Genova on February 21, 2013

E le foto rendono solo in parte la tristezza che trasmette questo posto.

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on February 21, 2013

Piero! diría que a veces un lugar abandonado es bello--me gusta 1--AnaM

Piero Genova on February 21, 2013

Thank you very much, AnaM!

Best wishes, Piero

sonjamar on March 8, 2013

Big trouble!

LIKE for shot

Piero Genova on March 9, 2013

Many thanks, sonjamar!

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Photo taken in 91020 Poggioreale, Province of Trapani, Italy

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  • Uploaded on February 20, 2013
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    by Piero Genova
    • Camera: 12M DSC
    • Taken on 2011/03/26 16:38:47
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/98)
    • Focal Length: 6.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash