Canon 1Ds mk3 landscapes from Italy

Started Apr 20, 2009 | Discussions thread
Hans Kruse
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Re: why go visit an earthquake zone?
In reply to booggerg, Jun 22, 2009

booggerg wrote:

I understand their desire for visitors. However from a visitor's
perspective why would we want to visit a place that's
recovering/rebuilding ?

That depends on what you like, of course. If you like to stroll the streets of the cities and villages and have a sip of strong coffee, then it is not the time to visit the area. At least L'Aquila and the villages down the Aterno valley. Further south the damage is not seen. E.g. in the beatiful little village Secinaro there is no damage and you can sit at the local café and have your coffee and enjoy the sun and view over the valley. If you like the mountains as me and the nature around the area, then there is nothing stopping you except for some closed roads (which a GPS will easily plan around).

I have just returned from 11 days in the area and there is a lot of damage and many tent villages. See them here http://www.pbase.com/hkruse/abruzzo_earth_quake_2009 .

But nature is as beatiful as ever http://www.pbase.com/hkruse/italy_abruzzo_june_2009

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