Friday, June 25, 2010

in abruzzo

{in the far distance}



Majestic mountainscapes, sweeping rocky panoramas, swallows diving wide circles in the crisp morning air, and the smell of logs burning in a fireplace. I have packed these sensory memories in my suitcase, and returned home after a 4-day assignment in Abruzzo, high on Nature's beauty.

These photos were taken during my stay in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, a 40-minute drive from L'Aquila, the region's capital. Santo Stefano di Sessanio is a fortified medieval hamlet built on a pre-existing Roman site. Located at an altitude of 1250 mt (4100 ft) Santo Stefano sits perched on its limestone bedrock in the heart of the Apennines of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. 


20 comments:

  1. A place with beauty and history.
    Costas

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  2. A Wonderful Blog...
    Thanks and Regards..

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  3. How lucky you are to be sent to such a place for work.

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  4. Beautiful!!! Love that second shot, especially!!!

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  5. I'd love to wander through those old streets - if the stones could talk, what a tale they would tell.

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  6. I am speechless. So beautiful land.

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  7. Beautiful photos!
    ~I agree "Majestic" is the word~

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  8. This most definitely looks like a place that has to be added to my list. Thank you for the lovely photos.

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  9. They are truly beautiful images; I adore the contrast between nature and antiquity.

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  10. Feels like stepping back into the Middle Ages!

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  11. A beautiful spot to work in! Old places like this are so appealing as are your photos.
    Luckily the 100 Strangers project has no time limit. I am on #9 I think, so I'm definitely taking my time. I still get freaked out too.

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  12. Wonderful post! Have I told you your header is gorgeous?!

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  13. I love, love the middle photo with the wooden door! Wow!

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  14. Thank you so much for traveling with me to Abruzzo (and enjoying it as much)!

    It is truly a breathtaking place.

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  15. All the places are very pretty and adorable,one can wander in these beautiful destinations and get himself lost in its utmost and scenic beauty, which do attracts everyone when visit these marvelous destinations.

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  16. Beautiful photos :)
    Fantastic view!

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