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paolo1955

La Spezia, Italy

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FEATURED in RB HOMEPAGE May – 17 – 2010

Featured in RB Explore Photography Page

Views 2790 at January – 03 – 2015

Favorited by 26 people

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HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 3.1.3 from a single RAW image, then processed using CS4 – no tripod used

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Featured in Homepage Vets Group January – 03 – 2015


Featured in Featured For A Challenge Group April – 03 – 2014


Featured in DeeZ 5Cs Awards Showcase Group June – 22 – 2012


Got the 5C Awards in DeeZ 5Cs Awards Showcase Group June – 21 – 2012


Featured in A Love of Boats Group January – 27 – 2012


Challenge Winner in A Love of Boats Group – Boats in a Safe Harbour Challenge January – 27 – 2012


Featured in Old Farts of Redbubble Group March – 20 – 2011


Seascape Of The Week! – Editors Choice Ending 20th March 2011 in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group


Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group March – 17 – 2011


Placed 2nd in European Everyday Life Group – Boats in Europe Challenge May – 31 – 2010


FEATURED in RB HOMEPAGE May – 17 – 2010


Challenge Winner in A View somewhere Group – Best Photo of a Reflection in Water of Boats Challenge April – 18 – 2010


Featured in Harbour Life Group March – 29 – 2010


Featured in The Other Side of Italy Group March – 19 – 2010


Placed 3th in Harbour Life Group – New Avatar Challenge March – 11 – 2010


Featured in JPG Cast-Offs Group October – 12 – 2009


Featured in ImageWriting Group Agoust – 15 – 2009


Featured in Italy and all Things Italian Group Agoust – 12 – 2009


Cadimare

Cadimare, the next village after Marola along the coast leading to Porto Venere, is a small centre with a seafront ending up at the beautiful facade of the church of Our Lady of Tears. The historical building Baracca Faggioni bears the name of the age-old family of “masters of the axe” it belonged to. It is due to be opened to show the ancient skill of building wooden boats and to commemorate traditional seafaring activities.
On the point closing in the bay in the direction of the next village of Fezzano, the vast air force base has kept a part of “Luigi Conti” airport that was built in 1926 as a seaplane base, corresponding to the Muggiano seaplane base on the other side of the Gulf. The Gulf of La Spezia was one of the most active seaplane bases in Italy in the 20’s and 30’s of the last century and was the scene of many actions. Italo Balbo’s study is still intact in the Cadimare structure; amongst others he planned and commanded the first Atlantic crossing in 1931. Two years afterwards when Balbo himself led twenty-five seaplanes as far as Chicago and New York, Marinetti the futurist poet who was very fond of La Spezia invented the “Golfo della Spezia" painting award, at the same time launching a challenge to all poets inviting them to celebrate this place and he himself wrote Aeropoem to the Gulf of La Spezia where the main character leaves with his seaplane exactly from Cadimare airport.

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