"stones of Matera" II
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|“In the Sassi caves is concealed the capital of the peasants, |
its heart hidden in their ancient civilization.
Anyone who sees Matera cannot help but be awe-struck,
so expressive and touching is its sorrowful beauty.”
by Carlo Levi in 1952
Matera, Basilicata is well known as the site of the 'Sassi' cave dwellings, made famous by Carlo Levi in his book 'Christ Stopped at Eboli'. In Levi's time, the people lived in abject poverty, many suffering from a host of crippling diseases including malaria. But since then, a lot of money has been invested in the region. The environment is clean, the houses are all well appointed
in this photo:
Sasso Barisano - the origin of the name could be derived from its exposure toward the city of Bari or from the presence of a noble roman family named Varisius, from which comes Varisianus – Barisano. It extends to the northwest of the Civita. Its structure appears to be much newer in respect to the Sasso Caveoso, only because it was largely reconstructed. In fact, the renovations of the Sassi began in this section and it incorporates a large number of hotels, pubs, and restaurants.
Matera, named UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, has been defined as the only one of its kind due to its contrasting configuration and scenery.
for a photo of Sasso Caveoso click here
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- [2010-06-06 4:09]
A very original monochrome treatment to this lovely landscape shot with marvellous architecture of this Italian city.
Good high POV and a nice frame to compliment.
My best regards,
In my opinion this is an extremely good photography and presentation of this old town.
Fantastic PP work.
Excellent sharpness and tones.
Warm greetings and best wishes,
- [2010-06-06 4:27]
This looks like a city carved as if it arises from the mountain. The chosen color is like dialing an old print : for this reason, the "noisy" sky is not a problem.
A beautiful shot of this historical place with good details and nice sharpness,your PP works well which gives what you wanted to show as it perfectly gives the look of the painting,well captured and a beautiful Daily Life, Architecture, presentation.