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

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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.

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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  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 5 years ago

    Awesome dop on this, love the colors and the history. A wonderful job all around !!

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • Andrea Rapisarda
    Andrea Rapisardaabout 5 years ago

    Great work Paolo!!! Congratulations you have been featured in the group Italy and all Things Italian

  • Ciao Andrea,grazie per le congratulazioni e la bella notizia

    – paolo1955

  • andreisky
    andreiskyabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful photo!

  • Thank you mate

    – paolo1955

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous! What a beautiful little harbour…so full of colorful little boats!

  • Hi Beve,I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 5 years ago

    What a lovely harbour shot. The history was also very interesting. Good work.

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

    – paolo1955

  • anance
    ananceabout 5 years ago

    Paolo… this is really great!!!

  • Hello Alex,I’m happy that you enjoy this photo.

    – paolo1955

  • beeer
    beeerabout 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Quinn000
    Quinn000about 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image with wonderful color and clarity!!!

  • Hi Gina,I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    Oh, Paolo … how glorious … I love the way the clouds and the angle of the boats all bring our eyes right to the sweet spot of the image!!!!!!!!

  • Hi Lois,Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    Top notch mate, well done.

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

    – paolo1955

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