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Ruins of Cirella by paolo1955

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Featured in RB Explore Photography Page February – 10 – 2013

Virws 1000 at February – 10 – 2013

Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities, Superintendence for the Architectural, the Landscape, the Historical Heritage. Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological of Italy

Featured in Ancient Relics Customs and Sites Group February – 10 – 2013

Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group September – 19 – 2010

Placed 8th in à EUROPA! Group – LA TEMPESTA; STORM; L’ORAGE Challenge July – 26 – 2009

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The old, still-inhabited village of Cirella, a short distance from the shoreside resort, climbs a slope below the ruins of a hilltop town that Hannibal razed 2,200 years ago, and that in later centuries was rebuilt and destroyed again, the last time by a French fleet in 1806

CIRELLA was also a Sybarite colony, devastated by Hannibal, then Romanized; the theatrical ruins of Cirella Vecchia , overlooking the SS18, are of a later date, the result of a French bombardment in 1806 (though local lore attributes other, more sinister explanations, most notably a plague of ants).

Cirella has had an eventful history which dates back to the Greek and Roman periods. It was raided on various occasions by the Saracens before begin destroyed in 1806 by the French fleet. There are the ruins of a church and a Romanesque bell tower containing the remains of 15th century frescoes. The so/called Mausoleo di Cirella, situated at the foot of the hill, is a tomb from the Roman period. In the medieval church there is a 16th century bust of the Madonna and Child.

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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  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 6 years ago

    I love the tones in this. Great capture and history

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

    – paolo1955

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning capture Paolo!

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

    – paolo1955

  • flower429
    flower429almost 6 years ago

    I agree with Denis…Stunning. I also like the Sepia tone in this capture

  • Hi Winston.I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    great work…. lovely composition

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • Alessandro Pinto
    Alessandro Pintoalmost 6 years ago

    bellissima, outstanding image, excellent!

  • Ciao Alessandro,grazie per il commento.

    – paolo1955

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful. Love the sepia tones!

  • Thank you , this is really a good feeling for me

    – paolo1955

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiteralmost 6 years ago

    A great moody shot in Sepia! Love the effect!

  • Thankyou so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 6 years ago
    excellent ! wonderful colour tone
  • I’m happy that you enjoy this photo.

    – paolo1955

  • photojoey
    photojoeyalmost 6 years ago

    excellent work

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

    – paolo1955

  • bamagirl38
    bamagirl38almost 6 years ago

    Superb as always my friend ! Rock on honey !

  • Thank you so much Bonita

    – paolo1955

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