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Views 1112 at May – 18 – 2013

Featured in RB Explore Photography Page November – 21 – 2012

14 Features

Challenge Winner

Challenge Winner

Challenge Winner

Top Ten Challenge Finish in Absolute Clarity Group – Graveyard Challenge April – 03 – 2013

Featured in The BEST of Redbubble Group May – 29 – 2011

Placed 3th in The BEST of RB…Digital Art and Photography Group – Honoring Our Heroes Challenge May – 25 – 2011

Featured in Honour the Dead Group December – 04 – 2010

Featured in Country Bumpkin Group November – 11 – 2010

Featured in A Place To Call Home Group November – 11 – 2010

Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group November – 11 – 2010

Featured in Memorials Group June – 15 – 2010

Placed 2nd in Mood & Ambi(e)nce Group – Honoring the Armed Services Challenge June – 01 – 2010

Featured in Rural Around The Globe Group February – 13 – 2010

Featured in ImageWriting (2/24) Group September – 18 – 2009

Featured Members in ImageWriting Group

Challenge Winner in ImageWriting Group – Story of a Cemetery Challenge September – 16 – 2009

Featured in Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses Group Agoust – 23 – 2009

Featured in Photography 101 Group Agoust – 22 – 2009

Challenge Winner in Focus and Lighting Group – DEPTH OF FIELD Challenge July – 17 – 2009

Featured in History Group May – 25 – 2009

Featured in JPG Cast-Offs Group May – 24 – 2009

Challenge Winner in History Group – Memorials Challenge May 2009

Featured in ImageWriting (2/24) Group May – 24 – 2009

Featured in Amazing Graves Group May – 21 – 2009

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Florence American Cemetery and Memorial

The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial site in Italy covers 70 acres, chiefly on the west side of the Greve “torrente.” The wooded hills that frame its west limit rise several hundred feet. Between the two entrance buildings, a bridge leads to the burial area where the headstones of 4,402 of our military dead are arrayed in symmetrical curved rows upon the hillside. They represent 39 percent of the U.S. Fifth Army burials originally made between Rome and the Alps. Most died in the fighting that occurred after the capture of Rome in June 1944. Included among them are casualties of the heavy fighting in the Apennines shortly before the war’s end. On May 2, 1945, the enemy troops in northern Italy surrendered.Above the graves, on the topmost of three broad terraces, stands the memorial marked by a tall pylon surmounted by a large sculptured figure. The memorial has two open atria, or courts, joined by the Tablets of the Missing upon which are inscribed 1,409 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. The atrium at the south end of the Tablets of the Missing serves as a forecourt to the chapel, which is decorated with marble and mosaic. The north atrium contains the marble operations maps recording the achievements of the American armed forces in this region.The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the Visitor Building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.


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Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • bamagirl38
    bamagirl38over 5 years ago

    This is SUPERB !!!!!!!!!!!!! I would really be interested in possibly doing a collaboration on this piece if you would ever care to do so ! Have a wonderful week !

  • Ciao Bonita.First of all thanks for your comment.Could you tell me what is a “collaboration on this piece”…it sounds interesting…but I’m new in RB and don’t know what it means. :-))

    – paolo1955

  • andreisky
    andreiskyover 5 years ago

    Great photo, Paolo!

  • Ciao Andrei.Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 5 years ago

    An image that really brings it home ~ well done!

  • Ciao Gypsy.Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments about my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...over 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much!

    – paolo1955

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Stunning work!

  • Hi Pamela.Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • Cathi Norman
    Cathi Normanabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations on winning the Memorials challenge!

  • Thank you Kathi for congrats,

    – paolo1955

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonabout 5 years ago

    beautiful work!


    – paolo1955

  • jeffrae
    jeffraeabout 5 years ago

    Stunning…I have a military cemetary nearby that I have always wanted to photograph similarly…but yours is more interesting with the crosses.

  • Hi Jeff.Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • TEEJAY1309
    TEEJAY1309about 5 years ago

    So sad & touching. Lovely work ;-D

  • Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments about my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Eyal Geiger
    Eyal Geigerabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful photo Paolo, again.

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

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