31 January, 2010

Dead Set

Dead Set, originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

A creepy old abandoned cinema inside a mental asylum...

drops from the roof...

holes in the floor...

a dense silence

29 January, 2010

From Reason to Revelation

Basilica di Sant'Andrea

a tribute to a cathedral close to where we live (40km) in Vercelli dating back to 1219

Sant'Andrea on Wikipedia

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I am very busy with my being a volunteer
I am organizing again a fund raising event in Biella (my home town) for:
this project:

The major Cesvi campaign to defeat Hiv/Aids in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Now my project is on line on the official CESVI site! wow!:

Therefore when I will visit your great shots, often I will just leave a fave, with no comment nor invites.


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28 January, 2010

Welcome to Campeggio Verde - Alta Val Sessera



25 January, 2010

Ricetto Platinum Edition

taken in Candelo (5 km from our home) - Piedmont, Italy -
During a nice walk with Claudio

Mediavel Battle: Video of a movie taken here

RIcetto di Candelo
Ricetto (RECEPTUM)

One of the most meaningful and beautiful European Fortified Receptums
The fortified construction was orginally built as a village, and the building plan was dated 1160 a.d.
It was built by the people of Candelo from 1300 till the beginning of 1400 a.d.
It was used as a Receptum (a fortified place to hide) in times of war, and as a food storage location in times of peace

In this mediaeval village many movies have been filmed.
Candelo, Biella, Piedmont, Italy
5 km from where I live

Nel cuore della Biella medievale
Qui sono state girate per esempio le puntatate della "Freccia Nera" 1 e 2, e molti altri film.
I Ricetti, originali, in Italia sono molto rari, piu' info le forniro' in seguito con le altre foto...
comunque qui c'e' un link: www.atl.biella.it/arte/ricetto/ricetto.html

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24 January, 2010

Sete di Assoluto

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Sacred Mount of Oropa - Biella - Italy
Sacred Mount of Oropa

Oropa Sanctuary (Unesco World Heritage) in Biella - Italy
Piedmont’s famous pilgrimage site. Madonna Nera (Black Holy Lady)
The sanctuary stands at the top of the woods and meadows of the Oropa Valley basin. Founded in 1620, the sanctuary spreads around three large squares and is both impressive and picturesque.

The First square is enclosed by two buildings from the 18th and 19th-centuries,. The Second square, standing on a higher level, has buildings designed between 1740-1750 by Francesco Gallo.

From the second square, take the long majestic flight of steps to reach the Holy Square, built in the 17th-century to designs by Pietro Arduzzi. Here the Ancient Basilica stands, built at the beginning of the 17th-century on the site of an earlier 2nd-century church. Inside is the so-called "Sacello Eusebiano" which houses the statue of the Madonna Nera (our Holy Black Lady) . This wooden sculpture covered in gold and gems dates back to the end of the 13th-century. According to legend it was brought to Oropa in the 3rd-century by the bishop of Vercelli, Eusebio.

Beyond the square rises the New Basilica built between 1885 and 1960. Completing the sanctuary are nineteen chapels that make up the Oropa Holy Mount. Of these, twelve were built between 1620 and 1720, and contain groups of sculptures depicting scenes from the life of the Madonna. The other seven, dispersed around the sanctuary, recount devotional episodes connected to Oropa.


23 January, 2010

M'bé ?

M'bé ?, originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

Gente che si fa i fatti suoi in Piazza Castello a Torino, Italy

22 January, 2010

Sweet Koh Chang

©Angela M. Lobefaro

Playing on the beach in Ko Chang - Thailand

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15 January, 2010

Sunset Lodge

Sunset Lodge, originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

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taken where we live.

Valdengo, Piedmont Italy