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Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« on: March 10, 2020, 03:46:27 pm »

With a view to the old castle at Rocca Calascio on the hills in the background. Abruzzo is a wonderful place with history and old villages and very nice landscapes. It's in the Appennine  mountain range on the level of Rome and only about 1.5 hours drive from Rome.

Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo by Hans Kruse, on Flickr

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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 07:44:58 pm »

Another beauty, Hans.
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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 12:13:58 am »

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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 04:47:36 am »

Wonderful light.

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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2020, 06:15:30 am »

Stunning shot! The handling of the light is superbly mastered.
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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2020, 05:00:21 pm »

Thanks guys :)

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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 08:24:48 pm »

Beautiful shot Hans, good that you are not corona-locked in the Dolomites.

Is this area the one with the recent earthquakes?
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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2020, 07:23:13 am »

Beautiful shot Hans, good that you are not corona-locked in the Dolomites.

Is this area the one with the recent earthquakes?

Thanks Kers, we went through in late February from South of Italy by car and we went back some days earlier than planned since we were expecting the borders could be closed. So far no problem in my family.

The last big earth quake hitting Abruzzo was back in April 2009 with epicenter in l'Aquila and since then there were severe earth quakes in Umbria not so far north of Abruzzo. Norcia and Castelluccion were severely hit as well as some villages south towards Abruzzo. The last earth quakes in 2017 totally destroyed the hotel I had been using for 7 years for my workshops. See here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigopiano_avalanche 

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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2020, 07:45:17 am »

...The last earth quakes in 2017 totally destroyed the hotel I had been using for 7 years for my workshops. See here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigopiano_avalanche

Wow - yes i read about it.
dangerous places are often the most beautiful ones...
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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2020, 01:35:42 pm »

I was fortunate to have one glorious visit to Castelluccio a few years before the quake. I do hope they have rebuilt much of the village.
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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2020, 09:10:04 am »

I was fortunate to have one glorious visit to Castelluccio a few years before the quake. I do hope they have rebuilt much of the village.

Here is a status https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castelluccio_(Norcia) and I was there also in May 2018. The attached picture shows what the houses looked like. I have not been there since, but plan to go back on October this year if life is back to normal.

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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2020, 09:18:48 am »

Wow - yes i read about it.
dangerous places are often the most beautiful ones...

Yes, but in this case it was an extra sad situation since the hotel was located such that the avalanche would just hit it. The band that the avalache made down through the landscape was about 50 meters wide and the was a house 100 meters from the hotel that was totally unharmed. Anybody looking at the topology could have figured out not to place a hotel there. They probable didn't think of the danger of an avalanche.

Take a look at the pictures here https://images.app.goo.gl/EghDdvuFTUppF5aV8

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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2020, 10:45:19 am »

Yes, but in this case it was an extra sad situation since the hotel was located such that the avalanche would just hit it. The band that the avalache made down through the landscape was about 50 meters wide and the was a house 100 meters from the hotel that was totally unharmed. Anybody looking at the topology could have figured out not to place a hotel there. They probable didn't think of the danger of an avalanche.

Take a look at the pictures here https://images.app.goo.gl/EghDdvuFTUppF5aV8

Thank you for providing the link , also of Castelluccio;

about the hotel
You are right - everyone _ and certainly the local people - can tell you that is not a save place to built something...
I walk a lot in the Alps to see how clever and save the Rifugi's are placed.

About Castelluccio;

It is dificult for me to imagine how much shaking you need to destroy this beautiful village. Very sad it happened.
The landscape around it; these are not the mountains i like- almost a badland landscape.
Quite the opposite of the Dolomites.
There are many ugly mountains i find. Sometime you just see them falling apart.
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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2020, 10:59:38 am »

Absolutely beautiful.
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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2020, 11:08:06 am »


About Castelluccio;

It is dificult for me to imagine how much shaking you need to destroy this beautiful village. Very sad it happened.
The landscape around it; these are not the mountains i like- almost a badland landscape.
Quite the opposite of the Dolomites.
There are many ugly mountains i find. Sometime you just see them falling apart.

Clearly I do not agree with you about the landscapes and mountains around Castelluccio. You can have a look at my gallery here https://www.hanskrusephotography.com/Landscapes/Umbria/

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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2020, 11:23:50 am »

Very nice colours and tones Hans, in fact just a very nice image altogether  ;)

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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2020, 08:11:23 pm »

Here is my photo of the village of Castelluccio in May of 2006, well before the earthquake.
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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2020, 10:47:24 am »

Here is my photo of the village of Castelluccio in May of 2006, well before the earthquake.

Thanks Eric, that's a while ago :)

Here is one from 5 years ago shot from that same gravel road you were on.

Castelluccio in the spotlight by Hans Kruse, on Flickr

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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2020, 11:20:40 am »

Another beauty.
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Re: Morning on Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2020, 04:46:17 pm »

Thanks Russ :)
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