Calcata Archway

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedJune 27, 2009
TakenApril 14, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40X
Exposure1/80 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length19 mm
ISO200
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The artsy inhabitants from around the world that squatted in the Italian medieval village of Calcata during the late 60's and early 70's cleaned up the abandoned town (government had condemned it in 1930's) and eventually bought up the homes and convinced the government that the volcanic stump on which the town sits is safe. Some of the new owners transformed caves there into subterranean homes.This lane leads to one of them.

In the Calcata photo essay.

19 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    Fantastic composition...real art.`

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    I love this one, Deb! What a great piece of history! I am so glad it is preserved.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    Very nice, really love the framing. dp

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    So beautiful and so full of history!!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    not an easy shot, you did very well D!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (27 Jun 2009):

    good lights and colors!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    Wicked cool compo.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (28 Jun 2009):

    This is a fantastic shot. Awesome composition! What a cool place.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (28 Jun 2009):

    I am loving this place..

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman   gave props (29 Jun 2009):

    Well seen; this is beautiful!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (29 Jun 2009):

    FANtabulous!! BEAUTIFUL!! Great interest, wonderful framing ...and excellent handling of a difficult lighting situation!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (29 Jun 2009):

    This is fabulous and an excellent composition.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    I truly love this...one of my favorites...Fantastic composition!

  • Alain Daoud

    Alain Daoud gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    Nice perspective!!!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (1 Jul 2009):

    What an interesting place to have been able to visit.

  • J Rossi

    J Rossi (Deleted) gave props (2 Jul 2009):

    Nice capture!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Fantastic compo!! You really captured this one!! Love it!!

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Wow what a beautiful place and photo!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (10 Jul 2009):

    Nice comp!!

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