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Desolate City

Desolate City

l´Aquila, Abruzzo view map

Three and a half years after a quake devastated L'Aquila, large parts of the center remain boarded up. L'Aquila is just like Pompeii, a ghost town only visited by some people who come just to see the ruins. Shoes and broken ornaments still lie in the dust in abandoned homes. Only four families have moved back into the city center, officials said.

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René Gysi04-Jan-2014 11:09
Very interesting and highly atmospheric street image. Superb, Pieter! V
Josée V.01-Dec-2012 16:12
Fantastic mood... V
cambraniz20-Nov-2012 09:05
Terrific composition. V
Raf19-Nov-2012 21:04
Een beeld zegt soms meer dan duizend woorden. Zoals dit. V.
Sandy Rich19-Nov-2012 19:10
So powerful and depressing. V.
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad19-Nov-2012 14:56
Nice shoes! V
marie-jose wolff19-Nov-2012 09:20
it is desperate to see that nothing is done to restore this beautiful city after the earthquake... V
borisalex19-Nov-2012 06:45
Strong image and so bad to learn nothing has been done to repair. Its a shame, considering how rich Italy is. A great composirion with the old man ! V.
fotabug19-Nov-2012 02:36
Wonderful composition! That man sitting there really makes the scene! V
Stephanie19-Nov-2012 00:36
I knew that the quake was devastating; however, I did not realize that the entire town became a ghost town! Fabulous capture Pieter! V
eye2see18-Nov-2012 22:52
Indeed you should look at this image in its original size, amazing photojournalism! My compliments!
Mairéad18-Nov-2012 22:35
A very powerful image. The light on the wet cobbles hint at how beautiful
it once was while the old man begging is a sad reminder of lives destroyed by the quake. V
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