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Once upon a time - Castelluccio di Norcia - Umbria


Posted by Mary Brun on Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:21 am

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Once upon a time Castelluccio di Norcia...
a small village located in Umbria, in central Italy, 
famous for the production of typical products of the area 
such as cheeses, meats, legumes and cereals. 
Famous for the cultivation of the typical lentil in its splendid plains
which in June and July are the destination of many photographers
ready to capture the magnificent blooms of crops
(some respectful of the harvest and others not...). 
The Castelluccio lentil is famous for its particular taste 
and particularly small size, in fact, it does not require soaking before cooking. 
Delicious cooked boiled, in salad accompanied by cherry tomatoes,
parsley and spring onions.

In 2016 Castelluccio was completely destroyed by the earthquake,
but it is so sad to see how no authority wanted to help 
the inhabitants to rebuild the small village, 
today Castelluccio remains like as in the day of earthquake...

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Canon EF 17- 40 mm f/4.0 L USM
ISO 50 - 1/160s - f/7.1 - 17 mm - tripod - polarizer 
Graduated filter, B&W and noise filter applied in post production
Panoramic obtained with cropping
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by david fletcher on Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:15 am
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Wonderful image and great info Mary! Makes you want to go there and after enjoying the vista, do some quick or maybe, a lengthy spell of grocery shopping to enjoy those marvellous treats.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:53 pm
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A sad story indeed, Mary, and a beautiful photo to illustrate it. The landscape is breath-taking! I am wondering if the village did get rebuilt...I assume this photo was taken before it was destroyed?
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by Mary Brun on Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:02 pm
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Thank you David and thank you Cynthia,
unfortunately today Castelluccio remains like as in the day of earthquake...
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:34 pm
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How sad that such a productive community was destroyed, and not rebuilt, Mary! Such a pretty little village and setting - and that selection of food treats sounds so good!

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by John Labrenz on Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:48 pm
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Such a pretty town...so sad to hear of the destruction.
 

by dianarebman on Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:57 pm
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Beautiful image Mary! Love the black and white treatment. Sad to hear that the town has not been rebuilt. Perhaps some day.
 

by Mary Brun on Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:11 am
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Thank you very much Carol, John and Diana.
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by Ron Day on Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:55 pm
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A lovely setting enhanced by the monochrome conversion. The lentils sound delicious. Hope the village can be rebuilt someday. Very nicely presented, Mary!
 

by Mary Brun on Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:58 pm
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Thank you very much Ron.
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